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Dual Enrollment Biology

Welcome Biology Teachers and Students!

Welcome to the Dual Enrollment Biology website. Our program supports and offers freshman level Biology I (BIOL 1450) and Biology II (BIOL 1750), and Environmental Biology (BIOL 1330) for high school students enrolled in corresponding Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Participating high schools have approved adjunct instructors that teach high school AP Biology/Environmental Science at the college level. This gives students in high school the opportunity to earn up to 10 college credit hours for AP Biology and/or 3 credit hours for AP Environmental Science through the Department of Biology at UNO. Listed below are further benefits for members of the Dual Enrollment program.

Heather D. Leas (Wills), M.S.
Dual Enrollment Coordinator
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Department of Biology
Allwine Hall 114I


How Do You Become a Scientist?

There are many different career fields in science and many types of scientists. The video below features UNO Biology professors specializing in a variety of teaching and research interests.


UNO Biology Department Video


Dual Enrollment Biology Program Benefits

  • Vernier lab equipment and experiment outreach into high school classrooms
  • Professor visits and in-high school classroom lectures
  • Star Tours of scientific laboratories in the Department of Biology, UNO
  • Case by case review for teacher scholarships relevant to completing a Masters program to meet 18 credit hour criteria for Department of Biology Dual Enrollment approval
  • Classroom equipment provision by application and available budget allowance
  • On campus scientific labs that meet or exceed AP biological laboratory requirements
  • Teacher workshop held once a year so that Dual Enrollment approved instructors can meet on campus faculty and tour labs, find out about research opportunities for students and resources available on campus, as well as exchange of ideas and program facilitation
  • Payment of substitute teachers and transportation costs for on campus labs and field trips if invoices are received by fax (402.554.3532)
  • Dual Enrollment newsletter and website updates for Dual Enrollment faculty and students