• General Science 1
  • General Science Teacher Certification Program Requirements

    Degree programs within the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Physical Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics share a common core of courses. Students in these programs must complete the Basic Curriculum, the appropriate core curriculum for their major as listed below and the major curriculum. 

  • I. Written Composition: 6 hours
    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • EH 101. Written English I (3)
    • EH 102. Written English II (3)
      OR
    • EH 103. Honors English I (3)
    • EH 104. Honors English II (3)

    II. Humanities and Fine Arts: 12 hours
    A. Choose one of the following sequences:

    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
    • EH 213. Honors Literature I (3)
    • EH 214. Honors Literature II (3)
      OR
      Choose one of the following:
    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
      AND
    • SP 102. Introductory Spanish II (3) (or higher)
      OR
    • FR 102. Introductory French II (3) (or higher)
      OR
    • PL 100. An Introduction to Philosophy: Humans and Society (3)
      OR
    • PL 204. Medical Ethics (3)

    B. Any one of the following:

    • AT 100. Introduction to Art (3)
    • MU 100. Introduction to Music (3)
    • TH 100. Introduction to Theatre (3)
      OR
      For Honors students, the following:
    • HR 100. Honors Forum (1)
    • HR 200. Honors Special Topics: Interdisciplinary (2)

    C. Three semester hours from the following:

    • SH 100. Principles of Public Speaking (3)
    • SH 150. Professional Speaking (3)
    III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 11 hours
    • BY 103. Honors Biology (4)
      OR
    • BY 104. Principles of Biology (4)
      AND
    • MH 114. Precalculus Trigonometry (3) or higher math

    For majors in Chemistry, Biological or Environmental Sciences:

    • CH 111. General Chemistry I (4)

    IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences: 12 hours
    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • HY 101. History of Western Civilization I (3)
    • HY 102. History of Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 103. Honors Western Civilization (3)
    • HY 104. Honors Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 211. American History I (3)
    • HY 212. American History II (3)

    B. Six semester hours from the following:

    • AN 100. Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    • EC 202. Principles of Macroeconomics (3) 
    • EC 201. Principles of Microeconomics (3) 
    • PS 110. American Government (3)
    • PY 100. General Psychology (3)
    • SY 100. Principles of Sociology (3)
      OR
    • SY 110. Social Problems (3)

    V. UWA Experience: 2 hours
    A. Two semester hours from the following:

    • UWA 101. Freshman Seminar (2)

    Biology, Conservation and Field Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Marine Biology, and Environmental Sciences Basic Curriculum

    • BY 212. General Botany (4)
    • BY 222. General Zoology (4)
    • CH 112. General Chemistry II (4)
  • General Science Teacher Certification Program Requirements

    Core Curriculum for Environmental Sciences Majors: 40 hours

    • BY 450. Ecology (4)
    • EN 100. Introduction to Environmental Sciences (4)
    • EN 308. Seminar in Environmental Sciences (1)
    • EN 360. Environmental Chemistry (3)
    • EN 400. Senior Seminar (1)
    • EN 409. Environmental Sciences Internship (12)
    • EN 441. Environmental Toxicology (4)
    • EN 480. Environmental Law (3)
    • ES 100. Introduction to Geology (4)
    • GE 370. Environmental Geology (4)

    General Science (Teacher Certification): 45 hours

    Core Curriculum (23)

    • BY 389. Advanced Laboratory Practicum in Biology (1)
    • ES 100. Introduction to Geology (4)
    • PH 201. College Physics I (4)
    • PH 202. College Physics II (4)

    Electives from the following list in at least two different areas: 9 hours

    • BY 307. Independent Study in Biology (1-8)
    • BY 314. Trees and Shrubs of Alabama (4)
    • BY 393. Paleontology (4)
    • BY 410. Field Botany (4)
    • BY 420. Field Zoology (4)
    • BY 428. Vertebrate Zoology (4)
    • BY 429. Entomology (4)
    • BY 457. Natural History of the Black Belt (3)
    • BY 461. Aquatic Biology (4)
    • CH 321. Analytical Chemistry (4)
    • CH 422. Instrumental Analysis (4)
    • CH 480. Forensic Chemistry (4)
    • EN 307. Independent Study in Environmental Sciences (1-8)
    • EN 453. Appalachian Ecology (4)
    • EN 454. Conservation Biology (3)
    • EN 456. Ecological Restoration (3)
    • EN 458. Subtropical Ecology (4)
    • EN 480. Environmental Law (3)
    • GE 370. Environmental Geology (4)


    Note(s):  Students pursuing teacher certification in Science should follow the pattern listed above. Students should refer to the College of Education section of the Catalogue for a listing of additional requirements for teacher certification.