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Biological Science Education

Program Overview

Biology teachers can help students in public schools catch a vision of the exciting future in biology. Students study both the discipline of biology and the techniques of science education. Teaching junior and senior high school students about the broad areas of biology requires an understanding of botany, molecular biology and zoology. Biology teachers must have exposure and limited expertise in chemistry, physics, mathematics and geology. Biology teachers also must understand how to plan and carry out lab investigations, field trips and multidisciplinary activities that bring junior and senior high school students into the study of biology. Their role is to help students see the interrelationships among science, society, and technology and the resulting bioethical concerns.

Program Summary

Program Credits: 79.0 Credits

Status: Limited Enrollment

Introductory Course: BIO 276


To learn more, schedule an appointment with Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042.

Biological Science Ed Major Snippets

Beyond The Classroom

Engaging in internships, mentored research, associations and clubs related to your program is an important step in linking your education with the real world. These experiences enhance your education and prepare you for both further schooling and your future career.

Occupations and Employers

Possible Occupations

With a Bachelors

  • High School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher

With a Masters

  • Instructional Coordinator
  • School and Career Counselor

With a Doctorate

  • Postsecondary Teacher

Potential Employers

  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Charter Schools
  • School Districts
  • Universities & Colleges

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Lisa Buzan

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Lisa grew up in Michigan and is proud to be from the state that gave us Motown music, Ford motor cars, Greenfield Village, Mackinac Island, and Kellogg’s corn flakes.

After coming to BYU, where she received a degree in Child Development and Family Relationships, she moved on and spent time living in California’s San Fernando Valley as well as Las Vegas before returning to BYU as an academic advisor.

Lisa once went skydiving and would do it again in a heartbeat! She also enjoys movies, plays, museums, historical sites, genealogy, and “cat naps” with her cat, Goodwin.

To schedule an appointment to meet with Lisa, contact the Life Sciences Advisement office at 801.422.3042 or by visiting 2060 LSB.

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed for devotionals and holidays.