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Biology of Global Health, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #120 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
The Major in Biology of Global Health (BGH) program from Georgetown University addresses current global health issues, at the local, national, and international levels, combining strengths from across the University in basic science and disease research with interdisciplinary work in policy, economics, ethics, law, and sociology.
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Overview

Majors in the Biology of Global Health (BGH) program from Georgetown University will gain a thorough understanding of the science underlying health concerns - from biology to chemistry to quantitative science foundations - overlaid with an education about the societal issues that impact health. Students will develop skills in evidence-based analysis, quantitative reasoning, and communication. The broadened perspectives and applied curriculum reinforce the Jesuit qualities of character, conscience, and citizenship.

Career Paths

The Biology of Global Health major prepares students for tremendous diversity of graduate programs and careers in scientific research, education, medicine, law, policy and public health.  Beyond coursework, undergraduates have many opportunities in the Washington, DC area for internships in scientific research, policy, education, and health.  Many majors also choose to study abroad as an important component of their global health education.   

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Biology I 
  • Foundations in Biology II
  • Gateway: Biology of Global Health 
  • Senior Seminar
  • Biochemistry 
  • Genetics
  • Seminar: Inquiry into Foundations of Biology
  • Dynamic Processes in Biological Physics 
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • Our application is conveniently located online for you to complete at your own pace. There is a $35, non-refundable fee. 
  • Submit an up-to-date version of your resume or CV.
  • Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing this degree. Your essay should be two to three pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.
  • Your writing sample should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official High School transcripts of GED Certification
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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