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2014-2015 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Education/Secondary Education Double Major, B.A./B.S.

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General Information:

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

The Henry Robert Herold Chair of Biological Sciences, established to honor Dr. Herold, is funded by the Pfeiffer Foundation.

The Joe T. McKibben Chairs of Biological Sciences were established in 1998 to honor Dr. McKibben’s distinguished career and generous support of the College.

The objectives of the Biology major are to help students: 1) understand and participate in the processes of science (conducting primary research using modern tools for gathering and analyzing data, communicating the results of research in written and oral formats and critically analyzing the research of other scientists); 2) acquire basic knowledge of life processes occurring at the molecular, cellular, organismal, population and ecosystem levels; 3) acquire basic knowledge of the diversity of life; 4) understand evolutionary processes as the method of this diversity of life.

A student majoring in Biology may declare any two Biology emphasis areas.


Students interested in teaching biology at the secondary education level can complete the following curriculum that enables them to earn a double major and to become certified.

Biology Education Major (Grades 9-12):

General Education courses specified by the major:

Secondary Education required courses: 34-35 credit hours

  and Secondary Education courses (see Secondary Education  section under Education for additional course requirements).

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