Hands-on education for a complex field.

A degree in Biology for Secondary Education prepares students to teach biology, anatomy and physiology or other life-science courses in a high school classroom, so that their students can have a greater understanding of the miracle of life and an appreciation for the complex interactions of all living things.

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  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Teacher Education
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A degree in Biology for Secondary Education will allow you to work toward an endorsement to teach life sciences for 9th to 12th grade students. At Cornerstone, biology is taught from the point of view that we can learn more about our Creator by studying and caring for his creation. While God’s inspired word (the Bible) is the ultimate authority for all truth, his creation also provides us a window to glimpse his creativity, wisdom and beauty. After completing this hands-on and challenging program, you will be well equipped to help high school students encounter God through the living things he has made.

    Degree Completion

    Download a sample degree plan in Biology: Secondary Education.

  • Interesting Classes

    Students in this major spend a semester student teaching at schools throughout west Michigan or may choose to student teach abroad. In addition, you'll take classes that are hands-on and inquiry-based in:
    • Botany
    • Zoology
    • Genetics
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Evolution & Origins
    • Molecular Cell Biology
    • Principles of Organic
    • Biochemistry