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Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences

Dr. Michael Butcher, Graduate Program Director
4013 Ward Beecher Science Hall
(330) 941-2195

Certificate Description

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.

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

Certificate Requirements

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.