Science Education (Biology)

• Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology; concentration in science education leading to a single subject teaching credential

Credential Advisor
Jeffrey White, Ph.D.

Department of Biological Sciences
Science Complex A 355B
(707) 826-5551

The Program

Prepare to teach science (biology) in junior high school and high school. (For information on the preliminary and professional clear teaching credentials, see Education.)


Humboldt has the largest greenhouse in the California State University system, where students can examine a variety of plants in a variety of microclimates.

The university also has an extensive herbarium plus vertebrate and invertebrate museums. Students gain hands-on experience using plant growth chambers and electron microscopes.

In addition, Humboldt State has a marine laboratory in the nearby town of Trinidad.


Biology: High school students should take biology, chemistry, and physics (with laboratories), plus algebra (beginning and intermediate), trigonometry, and geometry.


Students who recieve a grade below a C- in any prerequisite course will require instructor approval for enrollment.

Please note: Degree requirements listed here do not include professional education courses required for the credential. Students earning this degree may waive CSET assessments before entering the credential program.

Before applying to the secondary education credential program, students must meet the prerequisite of 45 hours early field experience or enroll in SED 210/410 and EDUC 285.

Courses listed here are subject to change. Please see an advisor.

Biology Education

Lower Division
Upper Division