Department of Biological Sciences
Dr. Mark Womble, Graduate Program Director
4063 Ward Beecher Science Hall
The Graduate Certificate in Biological Sciences provides CCP high school teachers who teach General Biology courses for college credit the required 18 credit hours of graduate-level Biology content courses.
- A previously obtained undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7.
- Must be a licensed science teacher.
- Have an undergraduate degree that included a minimum total of 20 credit hours in Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics.
- Submission of two (2) letters of recommendation.
The Certificate requires the completion of at least 18 credit hours of Biology graduate courses. At least 9 credit hours of this coursework must be at the 6900 level. All courses must be graded and all course grades must be at the A or B level.
Students should consult with the departmental Graduate Director to decide which Biology courses best meet his/her educational goals and to devise a curricular plan for completion of the Certificate program.