• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences - Biology Education at Colorado State University meets the needs of two audiences:

  • Students who wish to become high school or junior high/middle school science teachers.
  • Students who seek a broad exposure to mathematics and the physical sciences, rather than specialization in one discipline.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • Skills to critically interpret scientific data.
  • Logical and critical thinking.
  • The ability to analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Potential Occupations

Graduates with licensure in secondary science education will find a strong demand for high school and junior high/middle school teachers in Colorado and elsewhere in the nation. In addition, these graduates will also have the background required for graduate science education programs.

With proper planning, physical science graduates can meet requirements for professional schools (e.g., medicine or law) or graduate programs in the basic or applied sciences. Internships and volunteer activities can provide practical training and experience.

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:

  • General Chemistry
  • College Composition
  • Attributes of Living Systems 
  • Biology of Organisms-Animals and Plants
  • Calculus for Biological Scientists
  • Astronomy Laboratory 
  • Exploring Earth - Physical Geology
  • Cell Biology
  • Schooling in the United States
  • Literacy and the Learner
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers
  • Developmental Biology
  • Instruction - Individualization/Management
  • Student Teaching: Secondary

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • All first-year freshman students will submit an application using the Common Application. Your application will be reviewed after we receive all of the required items.
  • $50 application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendation

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12260 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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