May 26, 2024  
2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Teacher Licensure, B.S. (CIP 13.1322)

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Degree Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the academic major, students must comply with the General Academic Regulations for Graduation  and Undergraduate Academic Policies .  As part of these policies, students must complete the General College Curriculum , which is based on the degree.

Biology and the General College Curriculum

Students may use biology or environmental science courses to fulfill four to eight semester hours of the general college science requirement. (See General College Curriculum  for details.) Science courses without laboratories do not meet the  science requirement of the General College Curriculum.

Major Requirements

A major in biology (B.S. degree) may be obtained within a general curriculum or one which follows specific guidelines for pre-physician assistant, pre-physical therapy, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-veterinary, and pre-graduate school (preparation for graduate or professional schools) and teacher licensure studies. The student majoring in biology must complete a minimum of 39 hours in biology, and these must include credit for

Biology elective requirements

Take a minimum of 7 hours of BIOL electives (“biology elective requirements”).  Note: some restrictions apply. See below.

Human A&P Credit:

A maximum of 8 credit hours of Human A&P credit can be used toward the biology elective requirements in the Biology major.

General Microbiology:

A maximum of 4 credit hours of general Microbiology can be used towards the biology elective requirements in the Biology major.


Students are encouraged to complete more than the minimum number of hours in biology.

Admission Requirements for Teacher Education

In addition to general admission requirements for Campbell University, students seeking initial North Carolina Teacher Licensure must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program prior to their junior year. Admission requirements for Teacher Education include a 2.7 overall GPA, a grade of “C” or better on all content area and education courses and passing the Core Praxis Exam (or acceptable SAT/ACT scores). If a teacher education candidate does not meet the North Carolina Licensure established score on the SAT/ACT for admittance into the teacher education program, they are automatically enrolled in EDUC 106  and/or EDUC 107  in order to prepare for the CORE PRAXIS (Math and/or Reading). Please see your advisor in the Professional Education Department for all additional North Carolina Licensure Requirements.


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