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Biology Education

Biology Education

Make a Difference by Earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology Education

How are living things created? How do they function? Do you like sharng what you know with young people?

If you have a commitment to science education, explore earning your Bachelor of Science in Teaching of Biology degree from South Carolina State University. The program is a training ground that gives students the freedom to customize greater levels of sophistication through learning opportunities to fit their goals of becoming biology teachers.

Our biology program offers many distinctive advantages, including:

  • Experiential learning opportunities: Gain hands-on experience in your biology classes as you develop valuable insight and sharpen your problem-solving skills.
  • Cutting-edge facilities: Deepen your understanding of the world around you in our state-of-the-art facility biology classes, which houses the only cancer biorepository at a historically black college or university (HBCU).
  • Collaboration on major national research: Our $24 million in research grants offers you the opportunity to conduct research with faculty.
  • Preparation for what’s next: Courses in biology prepare you for graduate school, a teaching career, or a career in medicine, dentistry, biomedical sciences, environmental sciences, and more. Our Summer Exam Preparatory Institute helps you study for graduate school entrance exams.

Method of Instruction

  • Face-to-face
  • Online

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Why Choose Our Biology Education Program?

SC State’s Teacher Education programs have council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation. CAEP advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement.

This program promotes meaningful leaning and understanding of science through the implementation of pedagogical strategies such as inquiry that enable the critical thinking skills.

Students who participate in this program will receive practicum-based experiences, which provide biology education majors opportunities to explore and engage in the clinical practice of teaching for a minimum of 150 clock hours prior to formal student teaching activities.

What Can I Do With a Degree in Teaching Biology?

Graduates of the Biology Education program can pursue a career in education and obtain a teaching position for grades 9-12. With this degree, there are also opportunities for students looking for a career in research.

What Biology Classes Will I Complete?

Your biology major classes and selected minor and concentration coursework will immerse you in many unique and varying topics. Courses in biology include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Computer Technology
  • Earth and the Environment
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Technical Communication
  • Vertebrate Physiology