All POEs using the words Biology, Biological Science(s) or Zoology in the title must meet the course requirements of the Biology designated POE.
The designated Biology Secondary Education POE is carefully designed to ensure that students meet the requirements for teacher certification in Pennsylvania or other states. The requirements for teacher certification are complex, and students with an interest in this field are encouraged to discuss the possible course progression with their academic advisor the first semester.
Pre-medicine and Health Professions
Health Professions fields, such as Pre-medicine, pre-nursing or other pre-health professional, are considered career tracks, not programs of study. Pre-health professions students at Juniata receive exceptional support from the Health Professions program and outstanding advising from Biology faculty and members of the Health Professions Committee. Although many pre-health professional students elect to follow the designated Biology POE, the requirements for most professional schools can be met with a number of other designated or individualized POEs. Pre-health students will meet regularly with their advisors to plan a program of study that meets their goals for a liberal arts education while assuring that prerequisites for professional school are met.
Secondary Emphasis in Biology
- BI105, BI106 and BI207
- Biology Laboratory courses BI121 and BI122
- Integrated Chemistry Principles I and II
- Integrated Chemistry Principles Laboratory I and II
- Integrated Organic Chemistry and Laboratory
- Two 300/400 level biology courses: must be from two different core areas; one course must have
- a laboratory component.