Skip to main content

Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) - Biology

Teach the next generation

Bachelor of Science- Biology Education Concentration

If you're passionate about Biology and want to teach the next generation, the BSE degree is for you. This degree is a teaching degree available to students desiring licensure to teach biology at the secondary level.

Program of Study – Two Teaching Fields

Completion of this program will allow the student to become licensed to teach biology in the secondary schools if the student has another teaching field in some discipline other than biology. Under the two-field option, the total number of credit hours to meet degree requirements of both teaching fields may exceed 120 hours.

Program of Study – one teaching field

The one teaching field option provides for more intensive preparation for teaching biology as a major field.

Program of Study – Science teaching field grades 5-8

This program of courses is for middle school science endorsement. It is designed for pre-service and in-service teachers with other middle or secondary level teaching fields. This program closely parallels a similar program for elementary education preservice and in-service teachers.


Why ESU?

Our professors don’t want you to be a passive learner in the biology program, but an active participant in study and research in your field of interest. With smaller class sizes in your major, you’ll have the opportunity to do original research of your own choosing or work with professors on ongoing projects.

Aquatic Biology

Teach Biology

The teacher education program available for students wanting to teach at the secondary level – meaning junior high, middle, or high school – is a joint responsibility of this department and the department overseeing middle and secondary education. Learn more about what is involved in becoming a middle or high school biology teacher. See complete degree requirements for biology education.

Take action


Apply to Emporia State University.

Schedule your visit

Schedule your visit

Request more info

Request more information today.


Scholarships are available for Biology students at ESU.

Contact Us

Address + Location


Science Hall 174

Mailing Address

1 Kellogg Circle
Box 4050
Emporia, KS 66801