Biology BS/Science Education MAT(non-thesis)

Students who complete the M.A.T. program and the related certification assessments are eligible for T-5 Georgia secondary (grades 6-12) biology certification. University of Georgia graduates with biology teaching certification are highly recruited for secondary teaching positions throughout the state of Georgia.

Admission to Program

Students will apply to dual degree pathway no later than February 15 of year three. Students must apply to the Graduate School during the final semester of their senior year (Feb 15) to be able to begin their remaining Graduate Courses in the summer immediately following completion of the undergraduate degree.

Students in the M.A.T. in Science Education are in the process of earning a bachelor's degree in a typical core science field (e.g., biology, chemistry, earth/space science, or physics). Applicants with a science-related major or with a more limited coursework background in one of the core science areas will have their transcripts evaluated by our faculty to determine if further undergraduate-level science content coursework must be completed before admission to the program.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

The following graduate-level courses can be used to satisfy undergraduate program requirements: ESCI 6450, ESCI 6460, ESCI 6480, EPSY 6010 or EPSY 6010E or EPSY 6800 or EPSY 6800E.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Along with the 36 credit hours required for the M.A.T. degree, students must also take ESCI 3450 (3 hours) and ESCI 7460 (12 hours) to obtain certification. ESCI 3450, ESCI 6450, and ESCI 6460 must be taken concurrently. ESCI 7460 and ESCI 7470 must be taken concurrently. It is highly recommended that students not take additional courses while taking 7460 and 7470.

Admission to Graduate Program

By state mandate, applicants must have an overall minimum GPA (undergraduate or combined undergraduate and graduate) of 2.5 to be considered for admission, and few applicants are admitted without a GPA of at least 3.0.

Program Advisor

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Biology B.S.
  • Department/College: Biological Sciences

Advising Contact

  • Name: Elizabeth Fuller
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-1691
  • Address: 411 Biological Sciences

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Science Education M.A.T.
  • Department/College: Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education

Advising Contact