Degree Types: Bachelor of Science (default) or Bachelor of Arts (alternative)
The Biology Education major is a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree program designed to prepare students for a career as a secondary teacher or to provide the essential background for entrance into certain graduate programs. Students planning to attend graduate school should consult with their advisor and plan a program of study that meets the requirements of a specific program and a particular school.
Biology Education graduates will:
be able to effectively communicate in both written and oral formats
demonstrate a broad, relevant knowledge base in biological science
exhibit analytical and critical thinking skills
demonstrate the ability to search for and access academic sources of information, to synthesize the information, and to evaluate it for relevance and reliability
demonstrate technical skills appropriate to their professions
recognize the role of the individual and society in understanding and improving the natural environment
be competitive in securing employment in secondary education
There are additional academic policies which apply to all education majors. Please review those policies on the Department of Education page.
Please review the requirements for Middle School Endorsement if that option is intended. (For Middle School Endorsement, PSY 332 is required.)
Students must take five additional 300-400 level biology courses*, one from each of three areas of study (Environmental, Molecular, Organismal), and two additional courses from any of the areas. These electives are in addition to the required biology courses and must total a minimum of 20 semester hours.