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.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Course tracks include:
- Integrative Biology
- Cells, Physiology, and Development
- Genetics, Evolution, and Molecular Biosciences
- Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation
- Biology and Education
- 48 months
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DisciplinesBiology Biochemistry Genetics View 883 other Masters in Genetics in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- 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)
International53940 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.
National53940 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Northampton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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