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Designated POE

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 during their 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 advisers 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
  • CH142/CH143 Integrated Chemistry Principles I and Lab
  • CH144/CH145 Integrated Chemistry Principles II and Lab
  • CH242/CH243 Integrated Chemistry:Organic and Lab
  • Two 300/400 level biology courses: must be from two different core areas; one course must have a laboratory component.

Detailed POE Information