Biology, B.Sc. | Hofstra University | Hempstead, United States
48 months
52216 USD/year
52216 USD/year
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The backbone of the Biology program from Hofstra University encourages interested students to speak with a biology adviser about this major before declaring a major. 


Students should notify the department as soon as possible after making the decision to major in biology. A departmental adviser will be assigned after the student declares the major.

Grades in biology lower than a C- do not count toward the total number of semester hours required for the biology major.


The programme offers the following five specialized study tracks for students who have predetermined specific study and career goals: Cell and Molecular Biology; Ecology and Evolution; Marine Biology; Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental and Pre-Veterinary Studies; and Secondary Education. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Neurobiology
  • General Microbiology
  • Animal Physiology
  • Cell Biology of Disease
  • Plant Physiology
  • Virus-Host Interactions
  • General Endocrinology
  • Bacterial Genetics
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Techniques in Genetics
  • Techniques in Cell Biology
  • Techniques in Molecular Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Hofstra has a rolling admission policy. International applicants are encouraged to apply by these dates


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admitted students intending to enroll at the university must submit their final high school transcript or proof of degree (copy of high school diploma) to the Office of Admission. Students are not permitted to begin classes at Hofstra until proof of their high school degree is received. In addition, federal financial aid will not be applied to the student's account until proof of the student's high school degree is received (when applicable).
  • International applicants must provide Hofstra with all final transcripts so that any advanced standing credit can be determined. For example, advanced standing may be awarded for the I.B., the Abitur, "A" level examinations, and other upper-secondary school certificates.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26108 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    52216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26108 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Hempstead

1300 - 2834 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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