The biology major at SJC, when combined with the College’s renowned teacher education component, has prepared qualified educators at both the elementary and secondary levels.
Today, SJC alumni serve in classrooms on Long Island, across the tri-state area and beyond, educating at the elementary school, high school and college levels. SJC programs include junior high and high school teaching and science at elementary grade levels.
Teaching: elementary education
Major: child study
Area of concentration: science
Child study majors are required to take 30 credits in the biological and physical sciences. General Biology I and II and General Chemistry I and II are required courses, constituting 18 credits. The student can then choose elective courses for the additional 12 credits required for this concentration area.
At least one half of the credits required for the concentration must be completed at St. Joseph’s College.
Teaching: secondary education
Area of concentration: adolescence education
Students studying biology with an adolescence education major take 32 credits in biology plus their additional adolescence education courses.