BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Degree Plan

University Core C42
Designated Core C6
Calculus I
Calculus II
Elementary Statistical Methods
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Choose one of the following sequences:6
Principles of Earth Sciences
and Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
and
Principles of Earth Science
and Laboratory for Geology 1212
or
General Physics I
and General Physics II
or
Introductory Mechanics
and Introductory Electromagnetism
Required Courses: 119
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
Professional Development Sem.
Genetics
Evolution
Ecology Laboratory
and Ecology
Select eight lower-division hours from: 2,C8
General Botany
General Microbiology
and Gen Microbiology Laboratory
Vertebrate Zoology
Invertebrate Zoology
Upper-division courses #13
Select one course from the following:
Plants and People
Plant Ecology
Plant Diversity & Systematics
Upper-division course #23
Select one course from the following:
Genetic, Env & Evol - Anim Beh
Animal Ecology
Fish, Amphibians, and Reptiles
Birds and Mammals
Major Electives
Select seven to nine credit hours of which seven must be upper division hours of BIOL, BOT, MICR, or ZOOL 9
Field of Study:
Select twenty-four hours with at least thirteen hours must be upper-division; any courses in CHEM, ESCI, GEOG, GEOP, or additional courses in BIOL, BOT, MICR or ZOOL are recommended; courses from all other subjects require departmental approval 24
Total Hours120

Concentrations

7-12 Life Science Certification 

The two Secondary Education Concentrations are for —Biological Sciences majors wishing to achieve secondary education certification as they complete the BS degree.  These options require a minor in Secondary Education that follows certification tracks for either Science or Life Science for grades 7-12. The major and minor requirements for these tracks are the same, but the additional science requirements are different for the Science versus Life Science certification. Adequate scores on state-administered examinations after completion of all coursework are also required for teacher certification. A UTEP overall and content area GPA must be at least 2.75 for admission to the Educator Preparation Program. 

  • Education Concentration Required
    This minor requires the Secondary Education concentration.
    Background Check Required
    A complete background check is required of all students who wish to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas. Students will be required to pass a background check before certification will be conferred by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).
    Life Science 7-12 Certification (All courses require a grade of C or better)
    Required Courses: 1
    CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 13051
    CHEM 1106Laboratory for CHEM 13061
    CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
    CHEM 1306General Chemistry3
    MATH 1411Calculus I4
    PHYS 1403General Physics I4
    Select One of the following3-4
    Calculus II
    Elementary Statistical Methods
    Geology Sequence:
    GEOL 1313
    GEOL 1103
    Intro to Physical Geology
    and Lab for GEOL 1313
    4
    University Core Curriculum
    Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
    Biology Major
    Required Courses:
    BIOL 1107Topics in Study of Life I1
    BIOL 1108Organismal Biology Laboratory1
    BIOL 1305General Biology3
    BIOL 1306Organismal Biology3
    BIOL 3192Professional Development Sem.1
    BIOL 3320Genetics3
    BIOL 3321Evolution3
    CHEM 2124Lab for Organic Chemistry 23241
    CHEM 2324Organic Chemistry3
    Required:4
    Ecology
    and Ecology Laboratory
    Select two courses of the following:8
    General Botany
    General Microbiology
    and Gen Microbiology Laboratory
    Vertebrate Zoology
    Invertebrate Zoology
    Select one of the following:4
    Mammalian Physiology
    Molecular Cell Biology
    and Molecular Cell Biol Laboratory
    ZOOL 4380
    ZOOL 4181

    and Vertebrate Physiology Methods
    Select one of the following:4
    Genetic, Env & Evol - Anim Beh
    Animal Ecology
    ZOOL 3468
    Fish, Amphibians, and Reptiles
    Birds and Mammals
    Select three hours from the following or another course with advisor approval:3
    Desert Ecology
    Special Problems
    Field Biology
    Additional Coursework:
    Select one or two additional hours of coursework1-2
    Secondary Education Minor
    Required Courses:
    EDPC 3300Developmental Variations3
    RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
    SCED 3311Curriculum Plan-Secondary Schl3
    SCED 3317Multicultural Ed in Sec School3
    SCED 4368Teaching Science in Sec School3
    SCED 4691Student Teaching in Sec School6
    Total Hours120

7-12 Science Certification

The two Secondary Education Concentrations are for —Biological Sciences majors wishing to achieve secondary education certification as they complete the BS degree.  These options require a minor in Secondary Education that follows certification tracks for either Science or Life Science for grades 7-12. The major and minor requirements for these tracks are the same, but the additional science requirements are different for the Science versus Life Science certification. Adequate scores on state-administered examinations after completion of all coursework are also required for teacher certification. A UTEP overall and content area GPA must be at least 2.75 for admission to the Educator Preparation Program. 

Background Check Required
A complete background check is required of all students who wish to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas. Students will be required to pass a background check before certification will be conferred by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).
Science 7-12 Certification (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses: 111
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
Calculus I
General Physics I
General Physics II
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Earth Sciences
and Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Intro to Physical Geology
Select one of the following:3
Intro to Historical Geol
Principles of Earth Science
and Laboratory for Geology 1212
Select one of the following:3
Calculus II
Elementary Statistical Methods
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Biology Major
Required Courses:
BIOL 1107Topics in Study of Life I1
BIOL 1108Organismal Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 1305General Biology3
BIOL 1306Organismal Biology3
BIOL 3117Ecology Laboratory1
BIOL 3192Professional Development Sem.1
BIOL 3316Ecology3
BIOL 3320Genetics3
BIOL 3321Evolution3
Select two Courses of the following:8
Human Anat/Physiology I
and Human Anat/Physio Lab I
General Botany
General Microbiology
and Gen Microbiology Laboratory
Vertebrate Zoology
Invertebrate Zoology
Select one of the following:3
Plants and People
Plant Ecology
Plant Diversity & Systematics
Select one of the following:3
Genetic, Env & Evol - Anim Beh
Animal Ecology
ZOOL 3468
Fish, Amphibians, and Reptiles
Birds and Mammals
Additional Coursework:
Select an additional four upper-division hours of BIOL, BOT, MICR, or ZOOL 24
Secondary Education Minor
Required Courses:
EDPC 3300Developmental Variations3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
SCED 3311Curriculum Plan-Secondary Schl3
SCED 3317Multicultural Ed in Sec School3
SCED 4368Teaching Science in Sec School3
SCED 4691Student Teaching in Sec School6
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total of thirty-seven hours of upper division coursework 2
Total Hours120

4-Year Sample Degree Plan

BS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (starting with Pre-Calculus)

BS ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY (STARTING WITH PRE-CALCULUS)
FRESHMAN
Fall
MATH 1508Precalculus5
or MATH 1310 Trigonometry and Conics
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
SCI 1301Inquiry in Math & Science3
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
Spring
MATH 1411Calculus I4
BIOL 1306
BIOL 1108
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
SOPHOMORE
Fall
STAT 2480Elementary Statistical Methods4
CHEM 1305
CHEM 1105
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305
4
PHYS 1403General Physics I4
PHIL 2306Ethics3
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
Spring
CHEM 1306
CHEM 1106
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
4
PHYS 1404General Physics II4
MICR 2340
MICR 2141
General Microbiology
and Gen Microbiology Laboratory
3
ART 1300Art Appreciation3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
JUNIOR
Fall
BIOL 3192Professional Development Sem.1
BIOL 3316
BIOL 3117
Ecology
and Ecology Laboratory
4
BIOL 3320Genetics3
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
Course from Section C
Junior
BIOL 3321Evolution3
BOT 2410General Botany4
ZOOL 2406Vertebrate Zoology4
Upper-Division Biology Course
Course from Section C
SENIOR
Fall
Upper-Division Biology Course
Upper-Division Biology Course
Course from Section C
Course from Section C
Spring
Upper-Division Biology Course
Course from Section C
Course from Section C
Course from Section C

BS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (starting with Calculus)

BS ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY
FRESHMAN
Fall
MATH 1411Calculus I4
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
SCI 1301Inquiry in Math & Science3
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
Spring
STAT 2480Elementary Statistical Methods4
BIOL 1306
BIOL 1108
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
SOPHOMORE
Fall
CHEM 1305
CHEM 1105
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305
4
PHYS 1403General Physics I4
MICR 2340
MICR 2141
General Microbiology
and Gen Microbiology Laboratory
3
PHIL 2306Ethics3
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
Spring
CHEM 1306
CHEM 1106
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
4
PHYS 1404General Physics II4
ART 1300Art Appreciation3
Course from Section C
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
JUNIOR
Fall
BIOL 3192Professional Development Sem.1
BIOL 3316
BIOL 3117
Ecology
and Ecology Laboratory
4
BIOL 3320Genetics3
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
Course from Section C
Junior
BIOL 3321Evolution3
BOT 2410General Botany4
ZOOL 2406Vertebrate Zoology4
Upper-Division Biology Course
SENIOR
Fall
Upper-Division Biology Course
Upper-Division Biology Course
Course from Section C
Course from Section C
Spring
Upper-Division Biology Course
Course from Section C
Course from Section C
Course from Section C

BS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology- Secondary Education (starting with Pre-Calculus)

BS ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY - SECONDARY EDUCATION
FRESHMAN
Fall
MATH 1508Precalculus3-5
or MATH 1310 Trigonometry and Conics
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
SCI 1301Inquiry in Math & Science3
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
Spring
MATH 1411Calculus I4
BIOL 1306
BIOL 1108
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
SOPHOMORE
Fall
STAT 2480Elementary Statistical Methods4
CHEM 1305
CHEM 1105
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305
4
BOT 2410General Botany4
PHIL 2306Ethics3
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
Spring
CHEM 1306
CHEM 1106
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
4
PHYS 1403General Physics I4
ZOOL 2406Vertebrate Zoology4
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
JUNIOR
Fall
BIOL 3192Professional Development Sem.1
BIOL 3316
BIOL 3117
Ecology
and Ecology Laboratory
4
BIOL 3320Genetics3
GEOL 1313
GEOL 1103
Intro to Physical Geology
and Lab for GEOL 1313
4
If your overall GPA and your math/science GPA is at least 2.75, you must take the UTEP Qualifying Exam before being admitted to Teacher Education.
Junior
BIOL 3321Evolution3
BIOL 3314
BIOL 3115
Molecular Cell Biology
and Molecular Cell Biol Laboratory
4
GEOL 1314
GEOL 1104
Intro to Historical Geol
and Lab for GEOL 1314
4
ART 1300Art Appreciation3
Note: For Life Science substitute CHEM 2324- CHEM 2124 for GEOL 1314- GEOL 1104
SENIOR
Fall
BIOL 3427Desert Ecology4
Education Course
Education Course
BIOL 4324Genetic, Env & Evol - Anim Beh3
Spring
SCED 4691Student Teaching in Sec School6
Education Course
Education Course
Education Course

BS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology- Science or Life Science Certification 7-12 (starting with Calculus)

BS ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY - SCIENCE OR LIFE SCIENCE CERTIFICATION 7-12
FRESHMAN
Fall
MATH 1411Calculus I4
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
RWS 1301Rhetoric & Composition I3
SCI 1301Inquiry in Math & Science3
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
Spring
STAT 2480Elementary Statistical Methods4
BIOL 1306
BIOL 1108
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
RWS 1302Rhetoric & Composition 23
COMM 1301Public Speaking3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
SOPHOMORE
Fall
PHYS 1403General Physics I4
CHEM 1305
CHEM 1105
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1305
4
BOT 2410General Botany4
PHIL 2306Ethics3
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
Spring
CHEM 1306
CHEM 1106
General Chemistry
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306
4
PHYS 1404General Physics II4
ZOOL 2406Vertebrate Zoology4
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
JUNIOR
Fall
BIOL 3192Professional Development Sem.1
BIOL 3316
BIOL 3117
Ecology
and Ecology Laboratory
4
BIOL 3320Genetics3
GEOL 1313
GEOL 1103
Intro to Physical Geology
and Lab for GEOL 1313
4
ART 1300Art Appreciation3
Junior
BIOL 3321Evolution3
BIOL 3314
BIOL 3115
Molecular Cell Biology
and Molecular Cell Biol Laboratory
4
GEOL 1314
GEOL 1104
Intro to Historical Geol
and Lab for GEOL 1314
4
BIOL 4324Genetic, Env & Evol - Anim Beh3
Note: For Life Science substitute CHEM 2324- CHEM 2124 for GEOL 1314- GEOL1104
SENIOR
Fall
BIOL 4327Animal Ecology3
Education Course
Education Course
Education Course
Education Course
Spring
SCED 4691Student Teaching in Sec School6
Education Course