Biology educators teach how living things work, how they interact with one another, and how they evolve. The field develops constantly, and it is important for biological science teachers to stay current. The department helps students do this by incorporating recent research results into the classroom, providing research opportunities, and inviting them to participate in research seminars and presentations.
Students will receive a BS by completing all required courses in their major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
Students who graduate in biological science (composite teaching) are qualified to teach biological science in middle schools and high schools.
Additionally, students who do not wish to pursue teaching upon graduation have enough biology education to pursue the same types of careers as a student graduating with a bachelor’s in biology, which include the following:
- Research and development for pharmaceutical companies
- Pharmaceutical sales representative
- Environmental educator
- Research technician
Career Services provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.
Select degrees and programs are not available at all Utah State University locations. Please contact a regional campus advisor to verify program availability.