Biology/Secondary Education Bachelor of Science (BS)

Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science | Insalaco College of Arts and Sciences

Teach Others the Study of Living Things with a BS Degree in Biology Secondary Education

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The Biology Secondary Education program at Marywood provides a strong background in biology and the physical sciences. Learn basic concepts in biology, chemistry, math, and physics, as well as more advanced concepts in areas such as molecular biology, anatomy, microbiology, and ecology.

Lab work is a vital element of the Biology Secondary Education degree because we believe that the teachers of tomorrow are also the scientists of tomorrow.

  • Prepares biology and/or general science teachers (grades 7-12)
  • Accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Biology and general science majors
  • PDE and NCATE accredited

Top Employers

  • Bio Laboratories
  • High Schools
  • Universities
  • Pharmaceutical Companies

Top Career Paths

  • Biologist
  • Physician
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Biology Teacher

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

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The Center for Natural and Health Sciences (CNHS) is equipped with seven large teaching laboratories.

  • laboratory space for teaching labs, equipped with ductless fume green hoods
  • an environmental wet laboratory/greenhouse
  • five dedicated research laboratories
  • state-of-the-art anatomy and physiology laboratory houses virtual dissection Anatomage table 

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Autoclaves Autoclaves are pressure chambers that sterilize equipment, perform scientific experiments, or carry out industrial processes using high pressure steam.


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Gel & Blot Imaging System The ChemiDoc XRS+ System features high-sensitivity detection for a wide range of methods including fluorescence and densitometry.

The ChemiDoc XRS+ system is based on CCD high-resolution, high-sensitivity detection technology and modular options to accommodate a wide range of samples and support multiple detection methods including fluorescence, colorimetry, densitometry, chemiluminescence, and chemifluorescence. The system is controlled by Image Lab™ software to optimize imager performance for fast, integrated, and automated image capture and analysis of various samples.

The system accommodates a wide array of samples, from large handcast polyacrylamide gels to small ReadyAgarose™ gels and various blots. The system is an ideal accompaniment to PCR, purification, and electrophoresis systems, enabling image analysis and documentation of restriction digests, amplified nucleic acids, genetic fingerprinting, RFLPs, and protein purification and characterization.


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Genetic Analyzer DNA Sequencing machine


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Incubator Shakers Innova 42 stackable incubated shakers provide broad temperature capabilities for culturing a wide variety of organisms in flasks up to 3 L


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Inverted Fluorescent Microscope Nikon TE 2000U Inverted Fluorescent Microscope with Normarski D/C components and digital imaging capabilities. 


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Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS) Used in microbiology, molecular biology, proteomics, and drug testing, liquid chromatography mass spectrometers can be used for microorganism detection, protein sequencing, analysis, and research. The LC part separates the sample into its components, which are ionized and sent through the mass spectrometer for identification. 

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Spectrophotometers The spectrophotometer is an instrument that can be adjusted to illuminate a sample with a specific wavelength of light. The spectrophotometer then measures the amount of light energy that is absorbed or transmitted by the sample.

The Hach DR 5000 UV-Vis Laboratory Spectrophotometer offers a broad range of water analysis methods with more than 240 pre-programmed tests.


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Thermal Cycler The thermal cycler is a laboratory apparatus most commonly used to amplify segments of DNA via the polymerase chain reaction.



Center for Natural and Health Sciences

206 Morgan Road
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The Center for Natural and Health Sciences contains various science laboratories, computer labs, the 100-seat Comerford Theatre, and various classrooms. Classrooms for our Math and Computer Science, Science, Nursing, and Public Administration programs are in this building.

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McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

1201 University Avenue
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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.

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