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.
- School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
- Division: Teacher Education
- Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Minor
- Format: Residential
- Location: Grand Rapids
- Major Credit Hours: 34 (requires minor)
- Minor Credit Hours: 20
- 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.
- Application Deadline: Rolling admission
- Fall semester—August 15
- Spring semester—January 1
Download a sample degree plan in Biology: Secondary Education.
Major Courses and Catalog
In addition to completing the university's core curriculum and professional education courses, the Bachelor of Arts in Biology for Secondary Education degree requires the following classes:
- BIO-151 General Biology (4 credit hours)
- BIO-161 Human Biology (4 credit hours)
- BIO-225 Botany (4 credit hours)
- BIO-233 Zoology (4 credit hours)
- BIO-351 Genetics (4 credit hours)
- BIO-400 Capstone Seminar: Bioethics & Argument Theory (3 credit hours)
- BIO-451 Molecular Cell Biology (4 credit hours)
- ECO-341 Ecology (4 credit hours)
- SCI-361 Evolution & Origins (3 credit hours)
- CHM-111 Principles of General Chemistry (4 credit hours)
- CHM-212 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry (4 credit hours)
- MAT-151 Statistics (3 credit hours)
- SCI-465 Secondary Science Methods (3 credit hours)
For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Cornerstone University Undergraduate Academic Catalog.