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Biological Sciences, Bachelor

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University rank #601 (QS) Northampton, MA, United States
The Biological Sciences program at the Smith College treats the life sciences in all their breadth and diversity, including the study of molecules, cells, whole organisms, ecosystems, plants, animals and microorganisms. The requirements for the major in the biological sciences provide both a solid foundation in biology and opportunities to pursue special interests.
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Overview

The Biological Sciences program at the Smith College embraces three broad core areas: cells, physiology and development; genetics, molecular biology and evolution; and biodiversity, ecology and conservation. 

All majors are strongly encouraged to pursue collaborative research with any of the department’s faculty members who work in areas as diverse as bacterial pathogenesis, ecological impacts of invasive marine organisms, ecology of coral reefs, regulation of photosynthesis, ciliate evolution, muscle biochemistry, mammalian reproductive ecology and the molecular biology of human parasites.

Outcomes

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course tracks include:

  • Track 1: Integrative Biology
  • Track 2: Cells, Physiology, and Development
  • Track 3: Genetics, Evolution, and Molecular Biosciences
  • Track 4: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation
  • Track 5: Biology and Education

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Smith Writing Supplement
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
  • Midyear Report
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55830 USD/year
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  • National

    55830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Northampton

  • 1156 - 2400 USD/month
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