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Biology Education

General Information

The Biology Education programs at Ferris State University are housed primarily in the School of Education. However, students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology Education or a Secondary Education Biology Minor will take a number of courses offered by the Department of Biological Sciences and will have an advisor from within the department in addition to their advisor from the School of Education. In addition to the required coursework, one semester of directed teaching at the secondary level is required. A teaching minor is also required. Additional information can be found at our Department of Education.

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Career Opportunities

Biology Education is a four-year curriculum that may be selected as a major. A teaching minor also is required. You cannot have a biology teaching minor with this teaching major. Successful completion of the program leads to recommendation for a Michigan secondary provisional certificate. The program is designed to take full advantage of the unusual, hands-on Ferris instructional capabilities in developing both teaching and subject matter competency. Students receive the broad background in classroom, laboratory and field training essential to be effective teachers.

Admission Requirements

New Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Minimum Composite ACT Score of 17/SAT 900

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.00 Overall GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • At least 12 credits 

More Information

Department of Education
Bishop Hall Room 421
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 591-5361

Biology Education Catalog Information

Secondary Education Biology Minor Catalog Information