BS in Secondary Teaching Emphasis Biology

Western Washington University - ISC, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,167

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 6% scholarship
The Biology with a Secondary Teaching Emphasis allows students to become secondary school teachers, while giving them the flexibility to pursue any other career in biology or continue to post-baccalaureate studies.
A broad Biology curriculum for this major prepares students for a teaching endorsement in Biology. It provides students with a well-rounded liberal arts education by also including courses in math, physics, and chemistry. The requirements for this major include laboratory courses in genetics, molecular and organismal biology, as well as a course that examines the relationship between science and society.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • September 2022

Intensive English Program (3 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
IELTS 5.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 42
Pearson Versant 43-47
Duolingo Not Accepted
Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (2 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
IELTS 5.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) 45
Pearson Versant 48-54
Duolingo Not Accepted
Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (1 quarter)
TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
IELTS 6.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 50
Pearson Versant 55-63
Duolingo Not Accepted
Gao Kao English 115/150; 95/120
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

International Year (3 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
IELTS 5.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 42
Pearson Versant 43-47
Duolingo 75
Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (2 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
IELTS 5.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) 45
Pearson Versant 48-54
Duolingo 85
Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (1 quarter)
TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
IELTS 6.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 50
Pearson Versant 55-63
Duolingo 95
Gao Kao English 115/150; 95/120
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

Direct Admission
TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
IELTS 6.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) 62
Pearson Versant Not Accepted
Duolingo 105
Gao Kao English Not Accepted
GPA: 2.5 for Direct Admission

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Basic Requirements: 97-105 credits
BIOL 204 - Introduction to Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 205 - Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 206 - Introduction to Organismal Biology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 321 - Genetics Credits: 4
BIOL 323 - Cell and Molecular Biology Credits: 4
BIOL 325 - Ecology Credits: 4
BIOL 340 - Biostatistics Credits: 5
BIOL 432 - Evolutionary Biology Credits: 4

Choose one of the following series:
CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Credits: 5
CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II Credits: 5
CHEM 163 - General Chemistry III Credits: 5
OR
CHEM 175 - General Chemistry I, Honors Credits: 5
CHEM 176 - General Chemistry II, Honors Credits: 5
CHEM 225 - General Chemistry III, Honors Credits: 5
CHEM 351 - Organic Chemistry Credits: 4
CHEM 352 - Organic Chemistry Credits: 4

One course from:
MATH 124 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I Credits: 5
MATH 134 - Calculus I Honors Credits: 5

Choose one of the following series:
PHYS 114 - Principles of Physics I Credits: 5
PHYS 115 - Principles of Physics II Credits: 5
PHYS 116 - Principles of Physics III Credits: 5
OR
PHYS 161 - Physics with Calculus I Credits: 5
PHYS 162 - Physics with Calculus II Credits: 5
PHYS 163 - Physics with Calculus III Credits: 5

Depth Requirements:
BIOL 326 - Ecology Lab Credits: 3
One course from:
BIOL 322 - Genetics Lab Credits: 4
BIOL 324 - Methods in Molecular Biology w/lab Credits: 4
One of the following:
BIOL 460 - Invertebrate Zoology w/lab Credits: 5 OR
BIOL 465 - Vertebrate Zoology w/lab Credits: 5
OR
BIOL 467 - Comparative Vertebrate Physiology Credits: 3 AND
BIOL 468 - Comparative Vertebrate Physiology Lab Credits: 3
Or
BIOL 482 - Developmental Biology of Animals Credits: 4 AND
BIOL 484 - Cell Biology Lab Credits: 5
One of the following options:
BIOL 451 - Developmental Biology of Plants Credits: 3
BIOL 452 - Systematic Botany w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 479 - Plant Physiology Credits: 5
SCED 370 - Science and Society Credits: 3

Electives:
0-2 credits to reach a minimum of 97 total credits for this program. SCED 481 is the suggested elective as students are required to take this course for a biology teaching endorsement, but may also take the course after graduation while enrolled in the Woodring College of Education’s teaching credential program.

SCED 481 - Fundamentals of Teaching Science Credits: 2
Note: BIOL 245 and BIOL 348 may not be counted toward this major.
 

Intensive English Program (1-3 quarters) $ 3,276 per quarter 

International Year (1-3 quarters) $7,821** (Net = $5,000) per quarter 

Direct Admission $24167 

Estimated Room & Board $ 11,873 - $17,710 

Undergraduate Pathway Scholarship Scholarship Available - Upto $8463 

Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship Scholarship Available - Upto $6000 

*Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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