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Biological Sciences

Smith College

48 months
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53940 USD/year
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About

The major in Biological Sciences at the Smith College includes a set of five fundamental courses (biodiversity ecology and conservation, cell and molecular biology, genetics or evolution, chemistry, and statistics) plus courses within one of the five tracks listed below.

Overview

Biological Sciences majors at the Smith College can select courses that prepare them for professional training in medical, dental and veterinary schools; for graduate programs in the various biological disciplines; for high school teaching; and for employment in research labs, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies.

The biological sciences form the foundation of a number of academic disciplines at Smith, including biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, landscape studies, and environmental science and policy. The major in biological sciences itself spans organisms from bacteria through plants and animals, levels of organization from molecules and cells through ecosystems, and modern research methods in both the laboratory and the field.

Students in biological sciences master fundamental concepts in introductory courses with associated laboratories or fieldwork. In those courses, students conduct research projects, an emphasis on research that recurs in the upper-level courses that follow. As they choose those courses, they select a track to focus their learning in specific areas (cells, physiology and development; genetics, evolution and molecular biology; biodiversity, ecology and conservation) or instead choose a broad integrative approach that can include an option to prepare to teach at the secondary school level.

No matter how they focus their work within the breadth of biological sciences, students can expect to develop:

  • A deep knowledge of the subject
  • The ability to think critically and design experiments
  • The ability to organize and analyze data
  • Skills in laboratory and field research using sophisticated instrumentation
  • Experience in reading and critiquing primary research articles
  • Enhanced communication skills in writing, visualizing, and public speaking through presentations in classes and at research symposia
  • The opportunity to join faculty research projects, which often lead to co-authored scientific publications.

Programme Structure

Course tracks include:

  • Integrative Biology
  • Cells, Physiology, and Development
  • Genetics, Evolution, and Molecular Biosciences
  • Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation
  • Biology and Education

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Smith Writing Supplement
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
  • Official SAT I, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or the Duolingo English Test/*DET*
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Northampton

1156 - 2393 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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