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Program Advisors: Dr. Marla Behm, Dr. Christine Fleischacker (Program Advisor), Sr. Nicole Kunze, Dr. Michael Lares, Dr. Jim Maskey, Dr. Margaret Nordlie (chair), Dr. David Ronderos
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
ENG 121; COM 110; BIO 103, 106, 311; CHE 111, 112; PHY 203, 304; MAT 204, 209; SCI 201; EDU 200 or 202, 295, 301, 310, 320, 365, 367, 379, 411, 421, 422, 423, 442; PSY 201; PSY 205; ALU 499. Please review the requirements for the Middle School Endorsement if that option is intended. (For Middle School Endorsement, PSY 332 is required.).
Students must take five additional biology courses selected from three areas of study to complete the major. These electives are in addition to the required biology courses and must total a minimum of 20 semester hours.