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Studying Biology Composite Teaching at Weber State

Weber State’s biology composite teaching prepares creative students who love science for careers teaching biology in secondary schools.

Biology Composite Teaching Highlights

Weber State’s biology composite teaching major allows you to learn from faculty who specialize in botany, zoology and microbiology for a well-rounded education.

The major is WSU’s only program for training secondary-education biology teachers.

Beyond the Classroom

While completing their degree, students often work or volunteer for programs such as:

  • WSU Prep
  • WSU Veterans Upward Bound
  • YMCA After-School Program
  • Ogden Nature Center
  • WSU tutoring services
  • MESA after-school programs
  • WSU Ritchey Science & Engineering Fair

Kathryn Leonardi

Class of 2018

“The professors are exceptional, because they are very knowledgeable, and they also really care about your success as a future teacher.”

What You’ll LEARN at Weber

After graduation, you can become a middle school science or high school biology teacher. You can pursue teaching opportunities locally, out of state or abroad.

Graduates have also gone on to positions outside of schools, such as educational opportunities with the YMCA and Red Butte Garden.

What You CAN DO After Weber

You’ll graduate with an in-depth knowledge in the areas of microbiology, zoology, botany and ecosystems. You’ll also learn skills for teaching science in secondary-education. If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor.

Faculty Perspective


Biology education takes us on a journey through the marvels of nature, enabling inquisitive minds to explore the intricate fabric of life, and cultivating a profound understanding of our very existence.

Ezgi Yesilyurt