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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Williamsburg, VA, United States
The undergraduate program of the Department of Biology at the College of William & Mary is organized to provide students with a sound introduction to the principles of biology and to develop an appreciation for the diversity and complexity of living things.
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Overview

Requirements for students majoring in Biology at the College of William & Mary have been designed for both breadth and depth of training as well as a variety of approaches to the study of life. 

For these majors, as well as those minoring in Biology , and students who are not Biology majors, the department aims to allow maximum flexibility in the development of programs consistent with the interests and needs of individual students. 

Career Planning

  • Many Biology majors think only of pursuing a career in medicine – but a large and growing number of careers in biology are available. The W&M Career Center offers a library of information resources, and we encourage students to consult the center as early as the sophomore year.
  • Students can review the short-term and long-term reported careers of Biology majors. Select BIOL in the scroll-down menu and then click Submit for the results.

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: 

  • Microbiology 
  • Molecular Cell Biology 
  • Developmental Biology
  • Evolution of Organisms 
  • Paleontology  
  • Vascular Plant Systematics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A submitted application through The Common Application or The Coalition Application
  • The Secondary School Report form complete with a high school transcript and counselor letter of recommendation
  • The Midyear School Report form, should be submitted to the admission office with an updated transcript as soon as first semester grades are available.
  • $75 application fee payment, or a fee waiver request

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17434 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Williamsburg

  • 1306 - 2140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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