2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Education/Secondary Education, 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.

Students graduating with a degree in biology from College of the Ozarks will:

  • attain a basic knowledge of life processes occurring at the molecular, cellular, organismal, population, and ecosystem levels (Academic);
  • acquire skills in research using modern tools for gathering and analyzing data, communicating the results in written and oral formats, and critically analyzing the research of other scientists (Vocational);
  • understand the processes and roles of science in perceiving God’s work in the ordered universe and perceive themselves as responsible stewards of the earth and its diversity of life (Christian);
  • become knowledgeable, thoughtful, and active citizens of God’s Kingdom and our country and be able to apply critical thinking skills to make well-informed decisions about current scientific issues (Patriotic);
  • be able to collect, evaluate, and communicate biological information and present it to the scientific community and the general public (Cultural). 

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):

K-12/Secondary Education Required Courses: 39-41 credit hours

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