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Biology Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Baltimore Highlands, MD, United States
The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Biology Education (BIOE) degree at University of Maryland Baltimore County couples the coursework required for the regular Biology B.A. degree with additional courses necessary and recommended for certification to teach biology at the secondary level.
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Overview

Students completing this Biology Education (BIOE) degree at University of Maryland Baltimore County will have a strong foundation in the biological sciences and will be capable of working in a range of technical positions in addition to secondary education.

Program Overview

With more than 30 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and lecturers, UMBC’s Department of Biological Sciences is one of the university’s largest academic departments encompassing a wide breadth of research and teaching. Research faculty in the Biological Sciences focus on:

  • Cell Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Developmental Biology & Immunology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant Biology

The department offers a full complement of baccalaureate and graduate programs leading to B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, which are recognized for their emphasis on research, scientific approach, faculty contact, and extensive laboratory offerings. These programs serve to train a broad spectrum of future biologists and researchers, and to prepare students for graduate and professional schools.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Biology: Cells, Energy & Organisms
  • Foundations of Biology: Ecology & Evolution
  • Molecular and General Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Experimental Biology Laboratory
  • Molecular and general genetics Laboratory
  • Animal Physiology
  • Ethics and Integrity in Scientific Research
  • Principles of Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Elementary Calculus or Calculus and Analytical Geometry
  • Basic Physics 
  • Statistics with Applications in the Biological Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A completed UMBC Undergraduate Admissions Application
  • A $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • An official or attested copy of your current high school transcript/academic record including an English translation.
  • Official results of completion of state/national secondary school examinations.
  • A final high school transcript/leaving certificate upon completion of your senior year.
  • All non-native English speakers must submit official test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4352 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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