Biology Bachelor of Science with Master of Science in Education (5-Year)

The five-year B.S./M.S. biology-education program is designed for students who wish to become certified middle or secondary school science teachers. It is anticipated that the program’s graduates will be highly competitive in the rapidly expanding market for qualified high school biology teachers.

The program incorporates the four-year B.S. degree in biology with additional work during the summer and a fifth year to complete the M.S. in secondary education and to become certified. Given the numerous course requirements for the dual degrees and the certification, it is important that students talk with advisors about this program early in their careers to ensure they are taking appropriate courses.