Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Science - Biological Science Education with Concurrent Major in Biology (BSSE), B.A.

This degree program leads to initial teaching licensure (leading to teaching certification).

University Studies Program

This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

Professional Education Requirements

Graduates of this program earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology Education and a concurrent major in Biology. It prepares students to teach Biology in grades 6-12. 

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required for this degree program. All major courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. A minimum UW cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for most junior and senior level professional education courses, including EDSE 4500 Residency in Teaching. A minimum GPA of  2.50 in major content courses is required. A minimum of 42 credits must be upper-division.

An initial background check must be completed prior to starting any field or practicum experience. Student fees cover the cost of this initial background check so work with your College of Education advisor for details.

All Professional Education requirements must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content

Plus Choose Two:

Required Additional Coursework

Elective Courses

9 hours - minimum. (with 6 hours of 3000-level or above and at least one course with an environmental focus); courses must come from ANVS, BOT, ENTO, KIN, LIFE, MICR, MOLB, PLNT, RNEW, or ZOO.