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  Oct 23, 2020
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Biology Major (BEDU) (Teacher licensure), BA


Liberal Arts: 38 Hours

All majors at Harding are required to complete 53 hours of Liberal Arts  studies. The following Liberal Arts requirements are met within the content of this major:

  • Liberal arts requirements for biology, mathematics, physical science, and 3 hours of Global Perspectives are counted below in the hours required for the major.

Additional Requirements:

Major: 57 Hours

Organismal Structure and Function - 1 Course From:

Organismal Diversity - 2 Courses From:


  • Additional courses from previously listed course clusters (Organismal Structure and Function, Organismal Diversity, and Laboratory Experience) may also be applied toward the remaining hours if not taken to meet cluster requirements. 
  • Math leveling work, if needed, increases the total hours in the degree by 5 to 6 hours.


Students seeking teaching licensure must follow eligibility criteria for admission and retention listed in the Cannon-Clary College of Education  section of the undergraduate catalog.

The following Praxis II examinations are required for licensure: Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (0624) and Biology: Content Knowledge (0235).

Remaining Bible/Electives: 4 Hours

PHS 4100 , counted above in the major, satisfies the Bible requirement in the semester it is taken. Bible is not required during the supervised teaching semester.

See Bible Class Enrollment policy here.  

Total Hours: 130