Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

Majors

Integrative Animal Biology (IAB)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 26.0101 (Track 1 of 2)

College of Arts & Sciences

http://biology.usf.edu/ib/ug/bs/

Major Description

Students majoring in Integrative Animal Biology study the biology of animals. The program of study explores the structure and function of invertebrates, humans, and other vertebrates. The objective of the program is to provide students with a firm foundation in basic biology and the tools necessary to function as professional biologists, with special emphasis on animals. The program will prepare students for further education (e.g., medicine, veterinary medicine, animal biology, evolutionary biology) or for careers in fields such as medical assistance, veterinary assistance, animal care, and aquarium and zoo biology and education.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at the community college, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade.

  • BSC X010/X010L Biology I with Lab or BSC X010C or BSC X040/X040L
  • BSC X011/X011L Biology II with Lab or BSC X011C or BSC X041/X041L or ZOO X010/X010L or BOT X010/X010L or BOT X013/X013L
  • CHM X045/X045L General Chemistry I with Lab or CHM X045C or CHM X040 and CHM X041
  • CHM X046/X046L General Chemistry II with Lab or CHM X046C
  • CHM X210/X210L Organic Chemistry I with Lab and CHM X211/X211L or (CHM X210C and CHM X211C) or (PHY X053/X053L and PHY X054/X054L) or (PHY X048/X048L and PHY X049/X049L)
  • MAC X311 Calculus I or MAC X233 or MAC X253 or MAC X281 or MAC X241
  • MAC X312 Calculus II or MAC X282 or MAC X234 or STA X023 or STA X024 or STA X321

Total Major Hours: 72-74 Hours

Major Core Courses - 56-58 Hours

Biology Core Curriculum: 16 credit hours

Structure and Function Courses: 8 credit hours

Choose one Structure & Function Pairing from:

  • Invertebrate Biology
    • ZOO 3205C Advanced Invertebrate Zoology AND PCB 3712/3713L General Physiology and Lab
  • Vertebrate Biology
    • BSC 4933/L Selected Topics in Biology: Vertebrate Natural History and Lab OR ZOO 3713C Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy AND PCB 3712/3713L General Physiology and Lab
  • Human Biology

Supporting Courses in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 32-34 credit hours

Students must receive a C- or better to meet requirements for degree (for progression in Math and CHM, a C is required)

Major Elective Courses - 16 Hours

Choose 16 additional hours of Integrative Animal Biology Major courses (8 of the 16 hours must be 4000+ level Biology Major Courses), from Tampa Campus IB Department or CMMB Department course offerings (prefix of BOT, BSC, MCB, PCB, or ZOO), with the exception of BSC 4905 and courses labeled as “not for major credit”.

  • Students must complete a minimum of 40 credit hours of major coursework.
  • Most advanced biology courses are not offered every semester; there are no set offerings for summer semesters.
  • Maximum of four (4) semester hours BSC 4910 Undergraduate Research can apply
  • OCE 4930 Selected Topics in Marine Science: Advanced Oceanography I and II OR BCH 4033 Advanced Biochemistry I and BCH 3023/BCH 3023L Introductory Biochemistry and Lab are the only approved non-Biology elective course options not offered by IB or CMMB departments.
  • BCH 4033 Advanced Biochemistry I will NOT count towards the 8 credit hours of 4000+level major electives.

Optional Accelerated Program

B.S./M.A.T. Integrative Animal Biology/Science Education

This program intends for students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Animal Biology (College of Arts and Sciences) and an M.A.T. in Secondary Science (College of Education) over the span of five years. Students completing this program will be eligible for high school and/or middle school science teacher certification. Completion of this program requires students to complete 12 credits toward the M.A.T. in Science Education during the senior year of their B.S. in Integrative Animal Biology.

Target students and expected outcomes

The accelerated B.S. in Integrative Animal Biology to an M.A.T. in Science Education program is a collaborative effort between the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education. This program is an attractive and viable career path for students majoring in Integrative Animal Biology that results in secondary science teacher certification. Students who complete this program receive the necessary science content and pedagogy coursework to be highly qualified biology teachers at the secondary level.

Description and Requirements

For admission to the program a student must:

  1. Have completed 15 hours in the B.S. Integrative Animal Biology major upon applying and thirty (30) semester hours in science (includes twenty-five (25) semester hours in biology plus 5 hours of upper-level work in math or supporting science content area) with associated laboratory experiences to be fully admitted as a graduate student in the M.A.T. Science Education program. Evidence of successfully completing all sections of the General Knowledge Test (GKT) is also required for full admission to the graduate program.
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA overall; and
  3. Have a minimum undergraduate 3.25 GPA in the major.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements for the B.S. in Integrative Animal Biology

Integrative Animal Biology Major Degree Requirements

All Integrative Animal Biology major students will complete graduation requirements listed in the undergraduate catalog.

University and College Requirements:

  • 120 hours
  • 36 hours of general education coursework
  • 6 hours upper-level core curriculum (Writing Intensive Capstone and Capstone Experience)
  • 48 hour upper-level rule
  • Summer rule
  • USF Residency - Students must complete 30 hours of the last 60 hours in USF coursework.
  • FLENT (Foreign Language Entrance Requirement)
  • Gordon Rule Communication and Computation

Integrative Animal Biology Major Requirements: 72-74 total major credit hours

  • Must receive a C- or better to meet major requirements.
  • Cascading prerequisites are strictly enforced. CR = co-requisite, courses that can be taken concurrently.
  • Must have fewer than 3 D and/or F grades in the Biology major and supporting science requirement lectures
  • Must complete a minimum of 50 percent (20 credit hours) of Integrative Animal Biology major requirements at USF Tampa

Biology Core Curriculum: 16 credit hours

  • BSC 2010 & 2010L Cellular Processes/Laboratory
  • BSC 2011 & 2011L Biodiversity/Laboratory
  • PCB 3043 & 3043L Principles of Ecology and Laboratory
  • PCB 3063 & 3063L General Genetics and Laboratory

Integrative Animal Biology Curriculum: 24 credit hours

Choose one Structure & Function Pairing from:

  • Invertebrate Biology
    • ZOO 3205C Advanced Invertebrate Zoology AND PCB 3712/3713L General Physiology and Lab
  • Vertebrate Biology
    • BSC 4933/L Selected Topics in Biology: Vertebrate Natural History and Lab OR ZOO 3713C Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy AND PCB 3712/3713L General Physiology and Lab 
  • Human Biology
    • BSC 2093C Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND BSC 2094C Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Major Elective Courses: 16 credit hours

Choose 16 additional hours of Integrative Animal Biology Major courses (8 of the 16 hours must be 4000+ level Biology Major Courses), from Tampa Campus IB Department or CMMB Department course offerings (prefix of BOT, BSC, MCB, PCB, or ZOO), with the exception of BSC 4905 and courses labeled as “not for major credit.”

  • Most advanced biology courses are not offered every semester; there are no set offerings for summer semesters.
  • Maximum of four (4) semester hours BSC 4910 Undergraduate Research can apply.
  • OCE 4930 Selected Topics in Marine Science: Advanced Oceanography I and II OR BCH 4033 Advanced Biochemistry I and BCH 3023/3023L Introductory Biochemistry/Lab are the only approved non-Biology elective course options not offered by IB or CMMB departments.
  • BCH 4033 Advanced Biochemistry I will NOT count towards the eight credit hours of 4000-level major electives.

Supporting Sciences and Mathematics: 32-34 credit hours

Students must receive a C- or better to meet requirements for degree (for progression in Math and CHM C is required)

  • CHM 2045 & CHM 2045L General Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHM 2046 & CHM 2046L General Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHM 2210 & CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHM 2211 & CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II and Lab
  • Calculus I: MAC 2241 or MAC 2311 or MAC 2281
  • Statistics or Calculus II: STA 2023 or MAC 2242 or MAC 2312 or MAC 2282
  • One of the General Physics sequences:
    • PHY 2053/L & 2054/L General Physics I and II/Labs
    • PHY 2048/L & 2049/L General Physics Calculus Based I and II/Labs

Graduate Degree Requirements for Accelerated M.A.T in Science Education

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

All M.A.T. programs include as an admission requirement the passing of all sections of the General Knowledge Test (GKT). Applicants who can document they lived outside the state or country and did not have access to take the GKT before the application deadline may submit passing Praxis scores or GRE scores to be considered for admission. Whether admitted with passing Praxis scores or acceptable GRE scores, the applicant must submit passing scores on the GKT before the last day of classes of the semester of first enrollment, or admission to the College of Education will be revoked.

Total Minimum Program Hours: 39 hours minimum

The courses required for the M.A.T. in Science Education are listed below. Please check with the program for other program requirements.

Core Requirements

  • SCE 5325 Methods of Middle Grades Science Education
  • SCE 5337 Methods of Secondary Science Education
  • SCE 6456 Teaching Secondary School Physical and Earth Science
  • SCE 6938 Topics in Science Education: Field Practicum
  • EDF 6432 Foundations of Measurement
  • ESE 5342 Teaching the Adolescent Learner
  • ESE 5344 Classroom Management for a Diverse School and Society
  • SCE 5564 Reading and Communication in Science Education
  • SCE 6416 Teaching Secondary School Biology
  • SCE 6634 Current Trends in Secondary Science Education
  • SCE 6947 Internship in Secondary Education for Social Science (PR: CI and passing scores of FTCE exam)
  • TSL 5325 ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers
  • Comprehensive Examination
    • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
    • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
    • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admission’s requirement).

Comprehensive Examination

A written narrative exam tailored to the individual student. Exam needs to be completed by two weeks before final exam week of the student’s graduating semester. Exams will only be accepted during fall or spring semester, unless previous contract is established with the student’s advisor.

COURSES (http://ugs.usf.edu/course-inventory/)

Timeline and benchmarks:

  1. To be considered for acceptance into the Accelerated B.S. Integrative Animal Biology/M.A.T. Science Education program students must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours in the Integrative Animal Biology undergraduate major.
  2. Students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall, and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the major and passing scores on all sections of the General Knowledge Test (GKT) to be eligible for the accelerated degree program. Information on the General Knowledge Test on the Florida Teacher Certification section may be found on the webpage: http://www.fl.nesinc.com/
  3. Following completion of a minimum of 15 hours in the undergraduate major, students may be considered for acceptance into the accelerated program through faculty nomination or student self-nomination, via submission of an Accelerated Program Application Form. Both B.S. and M.A.T. programs will review the applications and approve the nominations. All applications require the approval of the College of Education Graduate Program, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the USF Graduate School.
  4. To be promoted to graduate status, students must meet all admission requirements of the M.A.T. in Science Education in the College of Education. Specifically, the following materials must be submitted:
    1. Undergraduate transcripts;
    2. Evidence of possessing a degree in a science discipline (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, etc.) that is taught in a middle or high school, or comparable coursework in a science teaching field acceptable to the program faculty;
    3. A bachelor's or higher degree in biology or a bachelor's or higher degree with thirty (30) semester hours in science to include twenty-one (21) semester hours in biology with associated laboratory experiences.
    4. Documentation of GKT scores.
  5. Students must earn a minimum of a “B” (3.00) in all graduate courses. Failure to earn at least a “B” in a graduate course will result in academic review by the graduate program. Failure to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA will result in academic probation, according to the procedures of the USF Office of Graduate Studies.

A comprehensive plan of study to complete the accelerated B.S./M.A.T program will be developed with the guidance of an advisor and a faculty member. A possible plan of study could be as follows:

Note: Summer sessions may also be included in the study plan.

First and Second Year

  • Courses and credits as designated for freshman and sophomore years

Third Year

  • Apply for Admission to the Accelerated B.S./M.A.T. program

Fourth Year

Student accepted in M.A.T. in Science Education program complete the following credits:

  • SCE 5325 Methods of Middle Grades Science Education
  • SCE 5337 Methods of Secondary Science Education
  • SCE 6456 Teaching Secondary School Physical and Earth Science
  • SCE 6938 Topics in Science Education: Field Practicum

Fifth Year

  • EDF 6432 Foundations of Measurement
  • ESE 5342 Teaching the Adolescent Learner
  • ESE 5344 Classroom Management for a Diverse School and Society
  • SCE 5564 Reading and Communication in Science Education
  • SCE 6416 Teaching Secondary School Biology
  • SCE 6634 Current Trends in Secondary Science Education
  • SCE 6947 Internship in Secondary Education for Social Science (PR: CI and passing scores of FTCE exam)
  • TSL 5325 ESOL Education in Content Areas
  • Comprehensive Examination

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