Academic Catalog

Biology Post Baccalaureate Certification

  • Advanced Professional Studies - Post-Bacc Cert
    • COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR APS
      • FOUNDATIONS COURSES - Choose 1 of the following options 1-2:
        6 hours
        • Option 1. Foundations Graduate Level
        • Option 2. Foundations Undergraduate Level
    • ACT 126 - Educator Ethics Training
      • You must submit your Educator Ethics Training (If applying to APS AFTER Jan 15, 2020)
    • 3.0 Minimum Cert GPA
      • See separate block
        • If you are given the 2.8 GPA Exception for graduation and you graduate with a GPA lower than 3.0, you must have higher certification test scores in order to meet PA state certification requirements.
    • REQUIRED CLEARANCES
      • ACT 114 - FBI Fingerprint Needed
        • You must submit your FBI Fingerprint Clearance
      • ACT 34 - Criminal Record Check Needed
        • You must submit your Criminal Record Check
      • ACT 151 - Child Abuse Clearance Needed
        • You must submit your Child Abuse Clearance
      • Negative TB Test or Chest X-ray Needed
        • You must submit your Negative TB Test or Chest X-ray
    • No dispositions-related holds
      • If the requirement above is checked as complete, then there are currently no dispositions-related holds on your APS Status. Registration for APS courses is permitted when all APS requirements have been met. If it is incomplete, you have a hold and APS registration will not be allowed.
    • APS registration status
      • You ARE NOT eligible to register for courses requiring APS status.
    • Application for APS status
  • Major in Biology, Post-Baccalaureate Certification
    • BIOLOGY FOUNDATIONS
      • Foundations of Biology with C- or higher
        4 hours
    • REQUIRED BIOLOGY COURSES
      • Biology majors must earn grades of C- (C minus) or higher in BIOL 101, 211, 221, 343, 362 and 364.
      • Concepts of Zoology
        4 hours
      • Concepts of Botany
        4 hours
      • Principles of Ecology & Evolution
        4 hours
      • Cell and Developmental Biology
        4 hours
      • Foundations of Genetics & Molecular Biology
        4 hours
      • Biometry
        3 hours
      • Methods/Teaching Biological Issues in the Secondary School
        1 hour
    • ELECTIVES
      • Choose 4 hours from:
        4 hours
        • Any BIOL course(s)
        • Note: This requirement may not be satisfied with BIOL 100, BIOL 204, BIOL 205, BIOL 207, BIOL 208, BIOL 247, BIOL 281, or BIOL 340.
    Total hours
    32 hours
  • Req Related for Biology, Post-Baccalaureate Cert
    • CHEMISTRY
      • A C- or higher in CHEM 111 and 112 is a pre-requisite for CHEM 235.
      • Introductory Chemistry 1
        4 hours
      • Introductory Chemistry 2
        4 hours
      • Short Course in Organic Chemistry
        4 hours
      • Biochemistry Chemistry I
        4 hours
    • EARTH SCIENCE
      • Earth Science 200-level and above - Choose 1 class from:
        • Any 2-level ESCI course(s)
        • Any 3-level ESCI course(s)
        • Any 4-level ESCI course(s)
    • MATHEMATICS
      • Precalculus, Calculus I or Honors Calculus - Choose 1 of the following:
        4–5 hours
    • PHYSICS
      • Choose 1 of the following options 1-2:
        8–10 hours
        • Option 1. Physics with Algebra
        • Option 2. Physics with Calculus