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If you love biology and would love to share that passion with young people, University of Jamestown is the place for you. Our Biology Secondary Education degree program provides a comprehensive biology background along with all of the requirements for secondary teacher licensure. We invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise.

University of Jamestown Biology Secondary Education Distinctions

Biology is one of several secondary education areas offered at University of Jamestown. As a biology secondary education major at University of Jamestown, you will benefit from:

  • courses and labs taught by faculty, not graduate students
  • numerous hands-on opportunities to meet and work with educators and students in the community
  • the latest information with regard to legislation and regulations affecting the teaching profession
  • Small class sizes with the focus on excellence in teaching and student learning
  • Significant opportunities for international study, hands-on field experiences, and co-curricular activities

 

Proven success

University of Jamestown education students score above the national average on the ACT test and maintain some of the top grade point averages among all students. We seek students who can face the demands and challenges of the teaching profession and are well-prepared and confident that they will make an important difference in the lives of children and young adults.

Education students are encouraged to join the Student North Dakota Education Association. Other organizations in early childhood education, reading, mathematics, and science also provide opportunities for participation.

Eligible students are invited to join Pi Lambda Theta, the international honor society and professional association in education.

Specific coursework is outlined in the PDF document found below:

Courses & Requirements

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

DEPARTMENT CHAIR Jensen-Bruce
Bruce Jensen, PhDProfessor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Developmental Biology, University of Wisconsin; BS, Biology, University of North Dakota
Teaches: Introduction to Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, and Molecular Biology

Email:jensen@uj.edu
Ault-Cindy Cindy Ault, MSAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: MS, University of North Dakota
Teaches: Microbiology, Medical Terminology, Human Parasitology, Immunology, and Chemistry for Health Science

Email:cault@uj.edu
UofJ Seal Mika Thorlakson, DCAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Email:mthorlak@uj.edu
UofJ Seal Kathleen Schnaars Uvino, Ph.DAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: Ph.D in Biology: City University of New York; M. Phil. in Biology: CUNY; M.A in Biology: Queens College; M.S in Computer Science: Pace University; A.A.S in Veterinary Science Technology: SUNY - Delhi
Teaches: Introduction to Biology and Environmental Science

Solensky-Michelle Michelle Solensky, PhDAssociate Professor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota; BS, Biology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Teaches: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology, Ecology, and Animal Behavior

Email:msolensk@uj.edu
  • University of Jamestown
    Biology Department
    6062 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405