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Bachelor's Degree in Biology Education (Secondary Certification)

Does the natural world fascinate you? As a biology student in UC's biology education degree program, you’ll find new and innovative ways to explore and appreciate the biological sciences while earning your secondary education certification. Learn from skilled and enthusiastic faculty with the expertise and experience to help you get the most out of your program.

Interested in an education in biology? Certification coursework? Academics that offers a practical, career-friendly knowledge base? UC’s BS of biology education is for you. Not only will you learn from and interact with a dynamic group of people in the Department of Biology, but you’ll also study in the state-of-the-art Correll Science Complex -- building a strong educational foundation in laboratories and classrooms equipped with the latest media, audio, and data transmission technology. Educational opportunities exist outside the classroom, too, in the form of specialized research through independent course work, field study, Presidential Scholar research, and study abroad programs. You can also can gain valuable hands-on experience by assisting in labs and with faculty research, in addition to your biology university courses. Plus, each year, Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society, sponsors guest speakers, field trips, and service projects.

What can I do with a Biology Education Degree?

Your biology degree with secondary education certification will qualify you for a career in education. Career options include:

  • Biology teacher (9-12)
  • Natural sciences manager
  • Life scientist
  • Biological scientist
  • Lab assistant or technician
  • Research assistant

Or, should you decide to continue your education in graduate study, you can prepare for careers in biology in a number of fields, including medicine, environmental studies, or biotechnology. Additional career opportunities include*:

  • Physician
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Physical therapist
  • Dentist
  • Chiropractor
  • Osteopathic medicine practitioner
  • Veterinarian

*A Bachelor of Science or Arts is considered a minimum degree needed for most positions. Many require a master’s degree and/or a doctorate.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

An educational degree in biology can open up a number of careers in biology fields for you. Prepare for your success with a BS of biology education at University of the Cumberlands. Contact us today to talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities and more!



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