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Biological Science (Composite Teaching), B.Sc. / B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Logan, OH, United States
Biology educators teach how living things work, how they interact with one another, and how they evolve. The field develops constantly, and it is important for biological science teachers to stay current. Learn more with the Biological Science (Composite Teaching) program of the Utah State University.
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Overview

The department helps students do this by incorporating recent research results into the classroom, providing research opportunities, and inviting them to participate in research seminars and presentations.

Students will receive a BS by completing all required courses in the Biological Science (Composite Teaching) program of the Utah State University. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

Career Options

Students who graduate in biological science (composite teaching) are qualified to teach biological science in middle schools and high schools.

Additionally, students who do not wish to pursue teaching upon graduation have enough biology education to pursue the same types of careers as a student graduating with a bachelor’s in biology, which include the following:

  • Research and development for pharmaceutical companies
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Environmental educator
  • Research technician

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:

  • Biology
  • General Ecology
  • Human Physiology
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Genetics Laboratory
  • Computational Approaches to Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete Application
  • Pay $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official Transcripts showing class grades in all years of high school and university must be mailed to the address on the right. Do not open the envelope with the official transcript. 
  • Certified English translations must be provided for transcripts in other languages.
  • English Proficiency
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Bank Statement Copy
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12030 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11402 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3929 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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