Dec 04, 2023  
2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology — Secondary Teaching Emphasis, BS

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Department of Biology, College of Sciences and Technology

90 credits


A diploma granted under this major will indicate “Bachelor of Science”; official transcripts will indicate Biology and the area of emphasis.

Required supporting courses 37 credits; basic, breadth, depth and elective courses 53 credits. Biology Phase II status required for admission into 300- and 400-level biology courses for biology majors. (Credits for recommended supporting courses cannot be applied toward credits in major.)

To receive a recommendation for state of Washington certification, students must complete a professional preparation program in secondary education. See the Secondary Education section of this catalog for program admission, completion and teacher certification requirements for Woodring College of Education.

To receive a Biology endorsement with a teaching certification will require taking SCED 481 and 491 after being admitted to Woodring College of Education. Students who elect to complete certification as an undergraduate while completing a Biology Bachelor of Science degree can count these two courses as electives for the BS. To receive a Science endorsement, take GEOL 211 and 212, PHYS 116 and ASTR 315 in addition to the courses listed for the Biology endorsement.

Faculty Advisors: Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Deborah Donovan

Admission and Declaration Process

Declaration Process 

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors. Science courses required for state teaching endorsements must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.



0-2 credits to make 53 total when combined with the basic, breadth and depth courses. Additional elective credits can be taken to fulfill University Graduation Requirements.

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