• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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About the Department of Biology

Each student majoring in biology at Indiana University Northwest is encouraged to acquire in-depth knowledge in related scientific disciplines or in other areas of study that use biology or contribute to biological methodologies. Biology students are thus encouraged to consider obtaining a minor in another area of study. The student's advisor will help plan such a program, which may be in disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences or in other divisions of the university.

In addition to course work structured for the biology major, the Biology Department offers an array of classes designed for students majoring in other disciplines who are interested in certain areas of the life sciences.

The Department of Biology sponsors a chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national biology honor society. Moreover, many of our students belong to student run organizations with faculty advisors such as the Biology Club and the PreProfessional Studies Club. These organizations foster friendships and community among students interested in the biological sciences and other sciences, and offer outside avenues for learning and gaining experience related to their formal training within the department.

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:

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Genetics, Development, Evolutionary Biology
  • Ecology, Physiology, and Organismal Biology
  • mathematics
  • statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Your high school courses and the grades you received in them.
  • Your SAT and/or ACT score(s).
  • Your essay.

Admission requirements international

  • Eight semesters of English or the language of instruction
  • Six to eight semesters of mathematics
  • Six to eight semesters of natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics)
  • Six semesters of social science (economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology)
  • Eight semesters of foreign language, fine arts, computer science, or technical skills
  • Two semesters of health, physical education, or safety

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gary

  • 956 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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