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Bachelor of Science (BS), Biology Education with Add-On Certification in Broad Science

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Biology Education program will give you the skills to teach and guide a diverse student population. As an educator, you must be prepared to mentor and develop students to better understand their world. In this program, you’ll study biology, chemistry, physical, and earth science. You’ll be prepared to guide students who pursue higher education, as well as those entering the workforce after high school. Our close connections with private and public schools will help you network with educators and open a path for you to step into any classroom.

Admission Resources

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

131

DETAILS

Total Credit Hours: 131
Location: Seated (Main Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Start Date: Fall: August | Spring: January
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Why AU?

Anderson University’s College of Education has strong partnerships with local school districts, both public and private. These partnerships allow you to learn through embedded clinical experiences and spend time with students in classrooms throughout your time at AU. Dozens of school districts visit AU’s campus for our annual networking event to interview our teacher candidates. Many students end the day with job offers or opportunities to pursue from multiple districts. Our students are strongly positioned to enter the workforce because both their skills and character are in high demand.

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The Knowledge You Will Gain

In the Biology Education program, you will complete coursework in both your area of study and in educational pedagogy. Your curriculum will be a balance of building your content area knowledge and learning the foundational educational theories to build your teaching expertise.

Career Outlook

In addition to obtaining your degree, you’ll be equipped to earn your secondary biology (9-12) teaching certification for the state of South Carolina. You can also use this certification to teach 7th or 8th grade (per current state regulations). Certified secondary science educators are in high demand, so you will have a variety of teaching opportunities. Our graduates are actively sought out by school administrators because they are known for their professionalism, competence, and desire to shape South Carolina’s high school students. Some of our graduates have explored careers beyond teaching, such as working in agencies that specialize in child development, education advocacy, or ministry.



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Knowledge You’ll Gain

In the Biology Education program, you will complete coursework in both your area of study and in educational pedagogy. Your curriculum will be a balance of building your content area knowledge and learning the foundational educational theories to build your teaching expertise.

Career Outlook

In addition to obtaining your degree, you’ll be equipped to earn your secondary biology (9-12) teaching certification for the state of South Carolina. You can also use this certification to teach 7th or 8th grade (per current state regulations). Certified secondary science educators are in high demand, so you will have a variety of teaching opportunities. Our graduates are actively sought out by school administrators because they are known for their professionalism, competence, and desire to shape South Carolina’s high school students. Some of our graduates have explored careers beyond teaching, such as working in agencies that specialize in child development, education advocacy, or ministry.



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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

No previous degree is required to enroll in this program.

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Transcript Requirements

Official high school or GED transcripts will need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from their previous school.

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Additional Admission Requirements

Two essays (prompts) OR Official SAT, ACT, or CLT scores

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Application Deadline

Anderson University has a rolling admission process (students are notified when the are accepted whenever that is during the year) but students are encouraged to apply by the following dates: December 1st for the best scholarship consideration and no later than July 1st to begin in the fall semester.

More Information

I-20 Approved: Yes
I-17 Approved: No
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): No
Program Director:
Trisha Childress
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