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Biology

Science & Arts’s biology program provides students with a comprehensive curriculum in the study of living organisms that encourages them to develop the keys skills used in scientific research, such as thorough examination, careful experimentation, and critical thought.

Most biologists study the interrelationships between organisms, and, in light of Science & Arts’s interdisciplinary mission, our biology program forms a very natural part of the campus.

Pairing exceptional classroom instruction with numerous opportunities for original research projects, Science & Arts’s biology department prepares students for advanced study in graduate school and for careers in biomedicine, research, allied health, private industry and education. 

Why Major in Biology at Science & Arts?

  • Learn from diverse and dynamic instructors who inspire you to succeed.
  • Hands-on experience in a variety of laboratory settings.
  • Gain a firm grounding in all the major sub-fields of biology.
  • Graduate prepared for a wide variety of lucrative careers.
  • Science & Arts’s Habitat Area allows for in-depth study of the local environment.
  • Develop exceptional skills in research and analysis.
  • Get real-world experience through internships, externships, and other opportunities.
  • Develop exceptional skills in research and analysis.
  • Learn skills necessary for success in any number of post-graduate programs.
  • Pursue original research with opportunities to present and publish.
  • Small classes: expect an atmosphere where your professors know your name.

Career Possibilities

  • Field Biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Botanist
  • Entomologist
  • Herpetologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Allied Health Care Worker
  • Corporate Research Scientist
  • Science Educator
  • Science Writer
  • Government Research Scientist

Teacher Certification in Biology

Science & Arts’s teacher certification program in biology prepares students to teach biology, physics, chemistry, earth science, physical science and general science to 6th through 12th graders. The coursework combines the bachelor’s degree in biology with the professional education core required in all of our teacher preparation programs.

The teacher certification program provides students with superior instruction in biology theory and practice while also giving them a solid foundation in how to pass on this knowledge in an elementary and secondary school setting.

All requirements for teacher certification programs are subject to change if new requirements are established by the Oklahoma State Board of Education, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education or the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability​ (OEQA).

Why Pursue a Teacher Certification in Biology at Science & Arts?

  • Highly-qualified faculty.
  • Broadly based interdisciplinary curriculum prepares effective educators.
  • Real-world experience working with children.
  • Get real-world education experience through student-teaching courses.
  • Develop exceptional skills in research and analysis.
  • Pursue original research with opportunities to present and publish.

Degree Checksheet

Biology Degree Checksheet

Biology with Teacher Certification Degree Checksheet