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B.S. in Biological Science, Secondary Instruction

Mission Statement

The mission of the Biological Sciences: Secondary Instruction Program at Biola University is to provide an academically stimulating and challenging environment for intellectual and spiritual growth, preparing students to pursue careers as teachers to make an impact as educators in the secondary classroom.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Biological Science: Secondary Instruction, students will be able to:


Apply and demonstrate the scientific method and how it is used in research.


Explain the biomolecular basis of life at the cellular level.


Describe and classify the diversity of organismal form, structure and function, and the relationship of the organisms to one another and the environment.


Integrate faith and scientific knowledge to explain how science should be practiced with integrity, our duty to steward creation, and how to articulate the merit of one's worldview.


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.

The Executive Summary is currently unavailable for this program.