Graduate Certificate in Biology

Degree Awarded: 
Graduate Certificate
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The graduate biology certificate program is designed for secondary school science educators who seek to advance knowledge in biology.  Achievement of this certificate will provide preparation in biology to teach biology and anatomy and physiology for the community college dual enrollment program. The curriculum emphasizes molecular and cellular aspects of biological systems, application of quantitation to biological and physiological principles, and remaining current through life-long commitment to reading contemporary research publications relevant to these disciplines.

Admission Requirements: 
  • The recommended deadline for admission is May 15.
  • A Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applicants who have earned a bachelors degree in a major other than biology must have successfully completed at least 12 credit hours in appropriate biology courses to undertake these graduate-level biology courses.
  • Completion of Recommendation Forms from three professional references using the forms linked below:
    - Graduate Recommendation Form (.doc)
  • Completion of a Personal Statement explaining the applicant’s interest in the program
  • A Professional Resume
  • Students may transfer up to 6 pre-approved graduate credit hours.  (Please refer to the Transfer Credit policy in the Graduate Information, Policies, and procedures section of the Catalog)
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