Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 
    Jul 14, 2024  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology: Secondary Teaching Emphasis, B.A.

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Program Director: Andrew Sensenig, Ph.D.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate content knowledge in the major subject areas of biology: breadth, depth, and organizing concepts.
  2. Demonstrate information literacy in science as it is typically communicated (e.g., scientific journal articles, including graphs and tables).
  3. Design, conduct and critically evaluate scientific research.
  4. Practice a broad spectrum of technology used in scientific research.
  5. Demonstrate the capacity to communicate scientific information.
  6. Exhibit the skills necessary to independently increase scientific expertise.
  7. Describe the philosophical basis of science, its capabilities and limitations, relative to epistemology, ethics, and religion.
  8. Commitment to seek to serve the Church, society, and creation.


Program Director: Andrew Sensenig


The total coursework requirements include a minimum of 48 units of biology, chemistry, physical science and mathematics beyond the general education prerequisites, of which a minimum of 24 must be upper division.

Emphasis Required Courses (18 Units)

Teacher Education Program Information

Students who are interested in applying for admission to the Teacher Education Program should refer to the Graduate School description of admissions requirements for the program and obtain academic advising from the program at least two semesters prior to completion of their degrees.

LA 385 - Critical Approaches to Teaching  is recommended to students, as it provides school-based experiences with youth.

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