The secondary education in biology concentration of the B.S. in applied biological sciences qualifies students for state of Arizona certification in secondary biology education. The concentration is a rigorous science-based curriculum, providing graduates with the ability to address, in the classroom, a wide range of biological and environmental issues. Students will have advisors in the College of Technology and Innovation and Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Graduates can pursue numerous entry-level careers in biology. Specific career fields include secondary education, wildlife and restoration ecology and urban horticulture. Employment opportunities exist in private and public sectors. The general program in applied biological sciences also prepares graduates to succeed in graduate or professional schools in disciplines such as: Animal health. Dentistry. Ecology. Environmental biotechnology. Horticulture. Medicine. Physical therapy. Teaching. Wildlife biology. Example Careers: Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following: career title *growth *median salary Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12 73,980 Biological Scientists, All Other 18.76 66,510 BiologistsBright OutlookBright Outlook 21.02 58,300 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12 58,300 Life Scientists, All Other 16.33 63,970 Natural Sciences ManagersGreenGreen 15.45 114,560 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical EducationBright Outlook 8.85 52,200 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational EducationBright Outlook 8.85 52,200 * Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).