• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Bachelor of Science Biology degree provides students with a rigorous general background in the field of biology to prepare for graduate or professional school or science-related jobs requiring bachelor's-level training.

This program provides students with a rigorous general background in the study of life sciences and prepares them for science-related jobs requiring bachelor level training or graduate or professional school.

The requirements in chemistry, mathematics, and physics maximize the students' future opportunities and provide a strong background in fundamental biology. The program prepares students for professional or research-oriented careers and graduate work in a selected area of biology.

Students who major in biology can concentrate their study in:

  • Pre-professional Study and Bio-Medical Science (i.e., professions in human health fields)
  • Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Organismal Biology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • BIOL-L 312 (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-M 310 (4-5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 321 (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 323 (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 318 (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-B 352 (2 cr.)
  • BIOL-Z 406 (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 473 (3-4 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 341 (3 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 342 (3 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 201 (5 cr.) - PHYS-P 202 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 221 (5 cr.) -­ PHYS-P 222 (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 215 (5 cr.)
Select from the following
  • BIOL-L 312 Cell Biology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 323 Molecular Biology Laboratory (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 312 Cell Biology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 321 Immunology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 331 Human Genetics (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 391 Special Topics in Biology (including Autoimmunity) (1-3 cr.)
  • BIOL-M 310 Microbiology (3-4 cr.)
  • BIOL-M 430 Virology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-M 440 Medical Microbiology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 473 Ecology (3-4 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 476 Regional Ecology (2 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 482 Restoration Ecology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 483 Conservation Biology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 490 Independent Research (cr. arr.)

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.

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  • 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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

All students who are interested in IU need to be aware of the high school prerequisites before applying to IU. Applicants should complete at least 34 credits (or semesters) of college-preparatory courses, advanced placement courses, and/or college courses in high school. We focus mainly on the academic performance and preparation of the applicant throughout high school.

You can share standards, but only Admissions staff members can assess a student’s admissibility. Though we will consider additional factors, our admissions decisions are primarily based on academics.

  • Class rank
  • Academic program
  • Grade trends
  • Personal statements
  • Essays
  • Letters of recommendation
  • SAT or ACT are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    614 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 614 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    614 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 614 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    220 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 220 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gary

  • 956 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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