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School of Arts and Sciences

Biological Sciences Secondary Education

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: TRADITIONAL; POST-BAC | SPECIAL EDUCATION DUAL CERTIFICATION | COURSE DESCRIPTIONS | SCHEDULE OF COURSES

Pictured is a Point Park education alum Robert Carnahan.

The program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences secondary education prepares graduates to teach biology at the secondary school level. 

The post-baccalaureate program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree provides the opportunity for practicing teachers in other disciplines to add this subject to their certification and for professionals working outside of education to obtain their certification to teach at the secondary level.

Both degree programs are a collaborative effort between the Departments of Natural Sciences and Engineering Technology and Education.

Special Education Dual Certification Option

In addition to the initial certification program, Point Park education students can choose to simultaneously complete the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s requirements for special education certification. 

The biological sciences secondary education and special education degree requirements list the course work required to obtain the dual certification.

Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the biological sciences secondary education major. Some of the courses in the program include:

  • Botany
  • Human Biology
  • Zoology
  • Intro to Microbiology
  • Intro to Genetics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics Lab

For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the degree requirements and the School of Arts and Sciences course descriptions