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Requirements and Sample Schedules

If you want to teach high school or middle school and are beginning your freshman year in the fall of an even-numbered year (2010, 2012, etc.), you can expect a schedule similar to the following (UCC stands for University Core Curriculum):  To review complete course information, see the undergraduate catalog.

Middle School Life Science Licensure Sample Schedule


High School Life Science Licensure Sample Schedule

Bachelor of Science in Science - Teaching Major in Life Science
Total Program Hours - 58


The following courses for 58 hours of credit are required for life science licensure to teach science at the middle school/junior high level with a life science concentration:


Bio 111 Principles of Biology 1
Bio 112 Principles of Biology 2
Chem 111 General Chemistry 1
Chem 112 General Chemistry 2
Phycs 110 General Physics 1
Phycs 112 General Physics 2
Astro 120 Stars & Stellar System
Astro 121 Astronomy Lab
Geol 102 Earth, Life, Time
Geog 230 Elementary Meteorology
Nrem 101 Environmental & Society
Maths 181 Elem.Prob/Stats -or-
Bio 448 Biometry
Life Science Concentration (22 hrs)
Bio 210 Intro Botany
Bio 214 Genetics
Bio 216 Ecology
Bio 217 Ecology Methods
Bio 440 Evolution
Psysl 205 Fundamentals of Human Physiology 



If you want to add a high school license, then you must also take these additional 12 hours which will add a semester to your program:
Bio 215 Cell Biology
Chem 231 Organic Chemistry 1
Bio 313 Microbiology


Bachelor of Science - Teaching Major in Life Science
Total Program Hours – 57


The follow courses for 57 hours of credit are required for life science licensure to teach science at the high school level:


Bio 111 Principles of Biology 1
Bio 112 Principles of Biology 2 
Bio 210 Intro Botany 
Bio 214 Genetics
Bio 215 Cell Biology
Bio 216 Ecology
Bio 217 Ecology Methods
Bio 313 Microbiology
Bio 440 Evolution
Physl 205 Fundumentals of Human Physiology
Chem 111 General Chemistry 1
Chem 112 General Chemistry 2
Chem 231 Organic Chemistry 1
Phycs 110 General Physics 1
Phycs 112 General Physics 2

Maths 181 Elementary Probability/Statistics -or-
Bio 448 Biometry

If you want to add a middle school license, then you must also take these additional 10 hours which will add a semester to your program:
Geog 230 Elementary Meteorology
Geol 102 Earth, Life Time
Astro 120 Stars & Stellar System
Astro 121 Astronomy Lab



Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8820
Fax: 765-285-8804