Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Education; Sciences; Biology
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.
Biology Education Bachelor's Degree Program
Four year degree; Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS)
The Biology Education bachelor’s degree program will prepare you for a career as a secondary teacher or to pursue graduate study. In the undergraduate biology education program, you will gain a broad knowledge base in the biological sciences, learn to communicate effectively, and develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Biology education majors must apply to both the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Arts and Sciences. The biology education program is offered as a four-year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Mary’s main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Biology Education Degree Program Highlights
The degree in Biology Education consists of 135 semester hours in coursework in both education and the sciences. The program is designed to give students a broad foundation.
Through classroom and hands-on learning, the Biology Education bachelor’s degree program provides skills and experience you can apply directly to your career:
- Gain leadership experience outside the classroom through a wide range of experiential learning opportunities.
- Learn to apply Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values to work and life.
- Work in small classes alongside world-class faculty who bring professional experience to their classrooms.
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
Career Outlook for Biology Education Majors
Employment of High School teachers is expected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024, and many schools report difficulty filling teaching positions for certain subjects, including math and science.
With a bachelor’s degree in biology education, you can pursue careers in a wide range of fields related to science and education, including, biology, secondary education, elementary education, anatomy, and pre-med.
- ENG 121 - Composition II
- COM 110 - Oral Communication
- BIO 103 - General Biology I
- BIO 103L - General Biology I Laboratory
- BIO 106 - General Biology II: Life Strategies
- BIO 106L - General Biology II Laboratory
- BIO 311 - Genetics
- BIO 311L - Genetics Laboratory
- CHE 111 - General Inorganic Chemistry I
- CHE 111L - General Inorganic Chemistry Lab
- CHE 112 - General Inorganic Chemistry II
- CHE 112L - General Inorganic Chemistry II Lab
- PHY 203 - Introduction to Physics
- PHY 304 - Intermediate Physics
- MAT 204 - Applied Statistics
- SCI 201 - Earth Science
- EDU 295 - Learners with Exceptional Needs
- EDU 301 - Classroom Management
- EDU 310 - Secondary Practicum I
- EDU 320 - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
- EDU 365 - Reading Instruction in the Content Areas
- EDU 367 - Cultural Diversity and Human Relations
- EDU 379 - Secondary Methods - Biology
- EDU 401 - Secondary Practicum II
- EDU 411 - Student Teacher Assessment
- EDU 421 - Instructional Strategies in the Technological Classroom
- EDU 423 - Student Teaching Seminar
- EDU 442 - Student Teaching - Biology
- PSY 201 - General Psychology
- PSY 205 - Educational Psychology
- HUM 499 - Senior Competency Testing
- 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 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.
Recommended Elective Courses
Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.
We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.