Academic Programs of Study

Biology: Secondary Education

Bachelor of Science - BS

  • Biology and general science majors
  • PDE and NCATE accredited

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Bachelor of Science (Secondary Education) at Marywood

Are you interested in the study of living things? Share this knowledge with a Biology/Secondary Education Degree

As a biology major you will explore organisms from the chemical and molecular level as well as at the organismic and ecological. You will gain a breadth of knowledge that will serve as a foundation for continued learning and growth in your career. Our program leads to certification and provides practical experience in middle and high schools.


The teacher education programs in science are designed to prepare biology and/or general science teachers (grades 7-12). The programs are accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. You will need to complete classroom observation and student teaching requirements and fulfill the requirements for teacher certification. 

More About This Degree

Lisa Antoniacci, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology, Director of Biotechnology Program, and Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) Chairperson
Courses: Biotechnology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology

Krista Wargo
Laboratory Instructor
Courses: General Biology Lab I and II, Microbiology and Immunology labs

Christopher Brey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Courses: ● BIOL 302/502 Bioinformatics ● BIOL 383/583 Emerging Medicine & Technologies ● BIOL 446/546 Genetics ● BIOL 234 Intro. to Cell Molecular Biology & Nutrigenomics ● BIOL 520 Graduate Literature Review ● BIOL 150/151 General Biology Lab

Sara Melick
Courses: Ecology, Resource Conservation, Physical Science, Principles of Biology Research
This is just a sample of our Science faculty - see them all!

The $6.4 million Center for Natural and Health Sciences is equipped with four large laboratories, a newly renovated Biotechnology research lab, an environmental wet laboratory, a greenhouse, three computer laboratories, and a multi-media auditorium.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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