Biology, B.A. Comprehensive Science High School Teaching Licensure Concentration


The Comprehensive Science High School Licensure (BIOL) program at UNC Greensboro provides a strong background in biology as well as licensure for high school biology teaching. In addition, successful completion of this program also qualifies candidates to teach other high school science subjects. 


  • This program prepares students to be successful biology teachers at the high school level. 
  • You have the opportunity to work with internationally recognized faculty as they conduct research on topics ranging from cell motility, cancer, obesity, and the flu, to ecological understandings of urbanization, disease ecology, and the fate of nutrients in streams.
  • Biology faculty consistently receive university-wide teaching and mentorship awards.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and facilities include a new Plant and Pollinator Center, Campus Wetlands, high-powered molecular biology equipment, two large greenhouse facilities, the Confocal Microscopy Facility, and more.


  • You are empowered to engage in undergraduate research projects – in the field and the lab – with award-winning, research-driven faculty. 
  • A variety of upper-level course content is offered, including virology, neurobiology, evolution, the environment, microbiology, and cancer.
  • Collaboration with other departments – such as nutrition, chemistry and biochemistry, mathematics, physics, and geography – expands educational opportunities across disciplines.
  • You can pursue concentrations in human biology, biotechnology, and environmental biology.


  • Graduates of approved teacher education curricula are eligible for initial licensure on the basis of UNC Greensboro’s recommendation to the State Department of Public Instruction. 

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

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Department of Biology