Combine a broad liberal arts education and pre-professional teacher training with the BS/BSEd in Biology/Science Education.
The College of Education and UGA Department of Biology offer the program jointly, allowing you to earn both a biology degree and a degree in science education.
Schools across the country typically have a high demand for our graduates, who become certified to teach grades 6-12.
As a dual major, you will follow a program of study that includes introductory sequences of chemistry, physics, upper-level courses in the biological sciences, and courses specific to education.
The BS/BSEd in Biology/Science Education helps you develop a strong background in the sciences and science instruction through:
Our program aligns closely with national standards, including those from the National Science Teachers Association and the Next Generation Science Standards.
The dual degree requires extensive coursework in biology. As a result, the program will likely take you longer than four years to complete. You will also need advisors in both the biology and science education programs to help guide you and ensure your success.
For more information about degree requirements, please refer to program resources.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
All undergraduate students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to a student's success as a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.
We partner with school districts in Clarke, Oconee, Madison, Morgan, Barrow, Walton, Jackson, Hall, Oglethorpe and Gwinnett counties for practicum and student teaching placement.
UGA offers a student chapter of the National Science Teachers Association, and undergraduate students are encouraged to attend presentations at the annual meeting of the Georgia Science Teachers Association.
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