The Biological Sciences (BS) offers two options:
- Biological Sciences (BS)/Biological Sciences (MS)
- Biological Sciences (BS)/Secondary Education Biology (MED)
Biological Sciences (BS)/Biological Sciences (MS)
Students apply to this program in spring of their junior year; interested students should meet with the Graduate Program Director of the program. Students accepted into this program take a maximum of twelve graduate credit hours as three courses in their senior year; these graduate courses apply toward both undergraduate and graduate Biological Sciences requirements.
Biological Sciences (BS)/Secondary Education Biology (MEd)
This combined degree program of the College of Science and Health and the College of Education was collaboratively developed, and is governed and taught by faculty from these units.
Students may apply to the Program during the spring of their junior year. They must enroll in the Junior Year Experiential Learning course, TCH 320, and meet other application criteria; these include completion of at least 16 quarter credit hours at DePaul and a 3.0 GPA. During their senior year, students are required to complete a Program capstone course, TCH 390, and three 400-level courses that count toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees:
Grades of C or better required in TCH courses.
Biology Content Area (grades C or better required for licensure):
The following biology content area requirements are required. These can be taken as part of the major, liberal studies or open elective requirements:
The Master’s year comprises teacher-preparation coursework that culminates with student teaching during spring quarter. Upon graduation and the fulfilling of State of Illinois licensure requirements (which may require some additional course work in the student’s major and related fields), students are eligible to be licensed to teach Biological Sciences at the 6th-12th grade levels.
A full description of the Program can be found on the College of Education website in the graduate course catalog. Students interested in the Program should consult with the designated TEACH Program advisor in their home department.