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2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Education Major

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Program Chair: Dr. Michael Lares

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 Education: Graduate Programs  page.

Major Requirements

Required Courses:

Elective Courses:

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.

*​BIO 207 /BIO 207L  & BIO 208 /BIO 208L  can be used together to fulfill one 4-credit upper-level organismal elective course.

Recommended as Electives:

Total: 129 Semester Credits

Program length: 4 academic years / 128 weeks

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