Career and Academic Opportunities

Individuals who complete the BS Biology (General Biology Track) and MAT Secondary Science will be regarded as highly qualified to teach grades 6–12 Biology. Having completed the MAT, these individuals are qualified to pursue an advanced degree in education, such as an Education Specialist (EdS), Doctor of Education (EdD), or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), each in a variety of related disciplines. Some MAT graduates may pursue a Masters degree (MA) in Biology or similar fields.

Graduate Program Information

Salary and Career Information

Student focusing

Double Owl Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 3.00 in KSU undergraduate coursework
  • 60 hours completed toward Bachelor's degree
  • 30 hours completed in residence at KSU
  • Recommendation from 2 KSU faculty

Double Counted Courses

  • SCED 6412 to count for General Biology Concentration Elective
  • EDUC 6240 to count for General Biology Concentration Elective
  • Science Elective (graduate course with BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, SCI, or SCED prefix) to count for General Biology Concentration Elective

Pathway of Study

Pathway of Study - Effective Spring 2023

Pathway of Study - Effective 2022 catalog for BS in Biology - General Track

Pathway of Study - Prior to 2022 Catalog


Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline.

Accepted Double Owl students will need to apply to their Graduate Program by the posted deadline for the semester immediately following graduation with the Bachelors degree.

How To Apply
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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Biology (General Biology Track)

Department / College
Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology Department and Molecular and Cellular Biology Department / College of Science and Mathematics
Science Building, Room 205D

Advising Contact
Michael Robinson, Academic Advisor

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Science Education Concentration

Department / College
Secondary and Middle Grades Education / Bagwell College of Education
Education Building, Room 355

Advising Contact
Brendan Callahan, Program Director