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Biology Programs

Biology, BA

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Biology is a four-year degree designed to prepare students for careers in biological sciences and professional programs, including medical school. Program includes coursework in advanced biology, associated requirements in chemistry, physics, and mathematics, plus fulfillment of university and college core curriculum requirements.

View the Biology major web brochure.

Learn more about specific degree requirements for the BA in Biology in the undergraduate catalog.

Biology, BSBIO

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology is a four-year degree designed to prepare students for careers in biological sciences and graduate and professional programs, including medical school. Program includes coursework in advanced biology, associated requirements in chemistry, physics and mathematics, plus fulfillment of university and college core curriculum requirements.

View the Biology major web brochure.

Learn more about specific degree requirements for the BSBIO in the undergraduate catalog.

Biology (Life Science) Teacher Certification

Biology majors can become prepared for Life Science Certification for teaching in grades 8-12 by completing one of the following options:

Undergraduate Option: For students interested in teaching biology at the secondary school level, UNT's Teach North Texas Program (http://teachnorthtexas.unt.edu) offers undergraduate coursework that prepares students for certification in science teaching at the secondary level. Students complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology, including undergraduate certification courses in education (includes student teaching). Learn more about specific degree requirements for Teacher Certification in the undergraduate catalog.

Master's Degree Option: Another certification track combines your undergraduate degree with education and biology graduate coursework leading to a master's degree. Complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology. Following graduation, enroll in the Master of Science (MS) with a major in Biology (Teaching in the Life Sciences) program which combines the post-baccalaureate certification courses in education with graduate-level biology courses in a non-thesis master's degree.

For more information, contact an advisor or e-mail scienceteaching@unt.edu.

Biological Sciences Minor

The department offers a Minor in Biological Sciences.

Learn more about the specific degree requirements for a Biological Sciences minor in the undergraduate catalog.

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