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Biological Science, Secondary Instruction, B.Sc.

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La Mirada, CA, United States
The Biological Science, Secondary Instruction program at Biola University aims to provide an academically stimulating and challenging environment for intellectual and spiritual growth, preparing students to pursue careers as teachers to make an impact as educators in the secondary classroom.
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Overview

The Biological Science, Secondary Instruction program at Biola University is the branch of knowledge that deals with living organisms and vital processes. As such it includes the allied sciences such as zoology, botany, physiology, genetics, ecology, nutrition, biochemistry and immunology. 

The biological science major will develop a basic competence in these areas, and at the same time demonstrate the following:

  • An ability to integrate known biological facts with scriptural principles
  • An understanding of scientific method and its application
  • An understanding of important issues in various biological disciplines and their responsible applications in life
  • An ability to discuss theories of origins and evolution within the context of a Scriptural view of creation

What Will I Study?

In the freshman and sophomore years students learn foundational principles of biological theory and fundamental skills required for upper division courses. These principles and skills are learned in lectures as well as practical experimentation that reinforces the scientific method and documentation procedures.

Junior and senior students then complete upper-division requirement courses when they learn more advanced techniques and principles to prepare them for future careers in science. There are also several elective courses students can choose from to specialize and develop their God given talents.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Fundamentals of Organismal Biology Laboratory
  • Sophomore Writing Seminar
  • Botany
  • Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sciences CSET Preparation
  • General Ecology
  • General Chemistry 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    70

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your official application for admission
  • Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee
  • Complete the required essay
  • Submit an official transcript
  • Submit your scores from the SAT or ACT 
  • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith (the applicant's statement of faith will be articulated in the personal essay section of the application).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43512 USD/year
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  • National

    43512 USD/year
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  • In-State

    43512 USD/year
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Living costs for La Mirada

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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Funding

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