School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Natural Sciences
Dr. Jennifer Hatchel 912-510-3341
The School of Arts and Sciences offers the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences. The program offers the student the opportunity to select among five concentrations of study: Biochemistry, Coastal Ecology, General Biology, Biomedical Science and Biological Science Education at the secondary level. The Secondary Education concentration prepares future secondary biology teachers for the region and state. Highly-qualified science and mathematics teachers are known to be critically important to increase the number of high school graduates who pursue advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This concentration aligns with the curriculum guidelines of the Next Generation Science Standards; NCATE/NGSS Program Standards (2003).
All Students must first be accepted to CCGA and meet program prerequisites.
Students entering the Biology Education track must meet the entry requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Education Program. Admission is competitive in nature and successful prospective teacher candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:
Students may be exempt from GACE if they:
Students must maintain an overall minimum GPA of 2.75 in all education courses. For graduation, all teacher candidates are required to take the edTPA, to successfully complete the Capstone Integrated Internship, and to pass the GACE content tests required for certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
Students majoring in biological sciences are encouraged to join and participate in the CCGA Biology Club or the Associate of Coastal Educators (ACE). 30 Credits of upper level courses must be completed at CCGA.
Biology Secondary Education Curriculum
Core Curriculum 63 credit hours, Biological Sciences program concentration 57 credit hours. A grade of C or better is required in all Area F, Biology Core, Required Courses and Biology Secondary Education Elective courses. This program meets the BOR requirements of 21 hours upper level (3000-4000) courses in the major field. 30 Credits of upper level courses must be completed at CCGA. Must complete at least 39 hours of upper level (3xxx-4xxx) coursework overall.
NOTE: Students may apply a total of 8 hours of internship and/or research credit (as listed in the possible electives of the chosen concentration) towards their degree in any combination. Students should note that Financial Aid restrictions may apply.
A grade of C or better is required in ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102 and all Area F courses.
The USG core curriculum was developed with the goals of assuring institutional accountability for learning, incorporating learning requirements in global perspectives and critical thinking, allowing institutions some flexibility in tailoring courses to their institutional mission, while ensuring that core curriculum courses completed at one USG institution or through eCore, the USG’s designated online core curriculum, are fully transferable to another USG institution. All core curriculum requirements must be completed as part of the associate of arts, associate of science, bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree programs. Each institution’s core curriculum shall consist of 42 semester credit hours with the minimum number of credit hours in each area shown below. (BOR Policy Manual, 3.3.1 Core Curriculum)
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