The secondary teaching emphasis will guide you to becoming a teacher in the field of biology.
This emphasis will prepare you with the knowledge needed to enter a credential program and pursue a career as a biology teacher.
Transferring to Fresno Pacific
FPU is a partner school with Transferology, a web-based tool that allows you to match the courses you’ve already taken with FPU programs. Visit Transferology.com to create an account and get started.
In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates. See the general education summary in the undergraduate academic catalog for more information.
Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major. Please see below for emphases related to this area of study.
General Education Prerequisites
|BIOL 111||General Biology: Cells and Physiology||4|
|CHEM 103||General Chemistry I||4|
|MATH 210||Calculus I||4|
Required Courses (43 Units)
|BIOL 121||General Biology: Diversity and Ecology||4|
|BIOL 332||Human Physiology||4|
|BIOL 441||Cell and Molecular Biology||4|
|BIOL 470||History and Philosophy of Science||3|
|BIOL 485BIO||Senior Seminar||2|
|BIOL 496||Biological Research|
Must be taken for a minimum of 2 units
|1 - 3|
|CHEM 104||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 310||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|PHYS 120||General Physics I||4|
Emphasis Courses (15 units minimum)
|LA 385||Critical Approaches to Teaching||3|
|PHYS 121||General Physics II||4|
|PHYS 150||Earth Science||3|
|PHYS 160||Space Science||3|
Select 2 additional units of upper-division biology courses.
Teacher Education Program Information
Students who are interested in applying for admission to the Teacher Education Program should refer to the Graduate School description of admissions requirements for the program and obtain academic advising from the program at least two semesters prior to completion of their degrees.
LA 385 - Critical Approaches to Teaching is recommended to students, as it provides school-based experiences with youth.
Andrew T. Sensenig, Ph.D.
Alan Thompson, Ph.D.
Michael Kunz, Ph.D.
Krista Edmiston, Ph.D.
Karen Cianci, Ph.D.
Maria A. Soria, Ph.D.