The Bachelor’s in Biology degree program enables students to build a knowledge base about their physical and biological universe, foster an attitude of inquiry, and develop a functional understanding of the process of science, the inter-relatedness of the various scientific disciplines, and the interactions of science, society, and technology. T
he Bachelor’s in Biology program also provides opportunities for students to develop a variety of laboratory, field, and technical skills vital to success in the pursuit of knowledge in biology. Each student will be given the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in biology through the required internship component of the curriculum to be completed at local, state, or federal institutions. In some cases this may also be accomplished by working with specific faculty on research topics.
In addition to the above goals, the biology 9-12 teaching field complies with and endorses the conceptual framework of the Shepherd University teacher education program and strives to produce teachers who are capable reflective problem solvers.