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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Education, B.A.

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Offered by Biological Sciences .

The Biology Education, B.A. couples the coursework required for the Biological Sciences, B.A.  degree with additional courses necessary and recommended for certification to teach biology at the secondary level. Students completing this degree have a strong foundation in the biological sciences and are capable of working in a range of technical positions, in addition to secondary education.

Students in the major are assigned an academic advisor from Biological Sciences  and are also advised by Education  in regard to EDUC courses, internships, and teaching certification.

University Requirements

Completion of Minimum University Requirements for an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree .

  • Minimum 120 credits and minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Completion of 45 upper-level credits, residence requirement, Writing Intensive requirement, and General Education requirement

Major Requirements

  • Minimum 102 credits or 30 courses. Biological Sciences  evaluates completion of major requirements based on courses completed to account for variation in equivalent transfer course credits
  • Minimum grade of ‘C’ in courses applied to the major and prerequisites
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required to register for EDUC 412  and beyond
  • Residency Requirement: A simple majority of BIOL courses required for the major completed in residence at UMBC (five courses out of nine). Students take their BIOL 400-level elective at UMBC.

Course Requirements

Biology 400-Level Elective

Complete one 400-level BIOL lecture course in residence at UMBC. BIOL 497H , BIOL 499 , and BIOL 499L  may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

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