University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jan 27, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023

NevadaTeach Secondary Education and Biology, B.S./B.S. in Ed.

Students who complete this Nevada Teach Program will earn two degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Education/Secondary Education and the Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology. This program provides students with a solid background in natural science and secondary teaching certification. Students who successfully complete the program are prepared to compete nationally for admission to graduate and professional programs in the life and health sciences, and have completed the coursework required to apply for certification to teach biology at the secondary level in the State of Nevada.

Contact Information

College of Education and Human Development
Students Advising Center, WRB 4002
(775) 784-4298

College of Science Academic Advisors

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno

Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking  at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval. For lower division coursework not available at your current institution, please review the Reverse Transfer agreement  or the Co-Admission program for options.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning. 

Graduation Requirements

  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units

Admission Requirements

Students must be eligible to enroll in MATH 181  and ENG 101  to be admitted to NevadaTeach Biology.

I. General Education Requirements (27-30) units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding  the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) CO1, CO3

B. Quantitative Reasoning (4 units) CO2

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) CO6

Refer to the Core Curriculum section of this catalog for a list of CO6  courses.

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) CO7

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7  courses.

II. Additional Core Requirements (0 units)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society CO9

B. Diversity & Equity CO10

C. Global Context CO11

D. Ethics CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis CO13

F. Application CO14

III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)

IV. Major Requirements (83 units)

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

VI. Electives (7-10 units)

VII. Recommended Schedule

A. First Year

B. Second Year

C. Third Year

D. Fourth Year

Fall Semester (16 units)

Spring Semester (7 units)