Bachelor On Campus

Secondary Education Biology

Northern Michigan University

48 months
18996 USD/year
18996 USD/year
13248 USD/year
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Successful completion of this major’s Secondary Education Biology courses at the Northern Michigan University and the professional education sequence lead to certification as a secondary school teacher in biology.


Key facts:

  • Students in this major’s Secondary Education Biology courses at the Northern Michigan University must select an academic minor in another department. 
  • A minor in chemistry education is recommended. Advising for this major is provided by Carolyn J. Lowe in the School of Education.

Biology at NMU

The Biology Department offers programs leading to the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science and master of science in biology. The department offers three separate majors: biology, fisheries and wildlife management and secondary education biology. Students with a biology major have the opportunity for further specialization by choosing from one of six concentrations: botany, ecology, general biology, microbiology, physiology and zoology. 

The department also contributes course work for interdisciplinary programs in biochemistry, environmental science, neuroscience, diagnostic genetics and science technologist. The department offers three minor programs of study: biology, secondary education biology and human biology. The offerings complement programs in nursing, health, liberal arts and sciences, physical education, clinical laboratory sciences, and environmental conservation, among others. The courses emphasize fundamental concepts of biology at the subcellular, organismic and population levels. The laboratory courses provide students with first-hand experience in understanding biological concepts, thus furthering their understanding of life.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Principles of Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • General Microbiology 
  • Cell and Molecular Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


137 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts - Request your official high school transcript(s) be sent to the Admissions Office.  If you have earned a G.E.D. or equivalent, request an official score report be sent to NMU.

  • Transcripts from non-U.S., non-Canadian institutions must be sent to an external agency for evaluation.

  • High School Grade Point Averages - NMU will use the overall cumulative GPA reported on the high school transcript.

  • Non-native speakers of English must prove an adequate level of English language proficiency for admission into an academic program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18996 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18996 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13248 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Marquette

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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