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Biological Sciences - Integrative Biology Concentration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1221 (BCR) Chicago, IL, United States
In the Biological Sciences - Integrative Biology Concentration from DePaul University you will take one year of introductory biology followed by a core program in ecology, genetics and cell biology.
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Overview

After you have gained a strong foundation of knowledge in biological science theories and practices, you may take electives in areas such as ecological or evolutionary biology, developmental biology, molecular and cellular biology, physiology, neurobiology and anatomy.

The program

Professors work directly with you in each lab section to develop and enhance your laboratory skills. Most faculty members direct their own research programs, giving you an opportunity to work on multiple research projects. You will also be encouraged to attend seminars and complete internships.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in education, the Department of Biological Sciences also partners with the College of Education to award teaching degrees.

The Department of Biological Sciences works with the College of Education to offer courses as part of a Master of Science in Science Education (MSSE). The MSSE program helps practicing teachers to gain experience and endorsement in areas of science.

We also offer a combined bachelor’s + master’s degree program in Biological Sciences and a combined bachelor’s + master’s in Biological Sciences and Secondary Education Biological Sciences. Both of these combined degree programs allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in as few as five years.

Students seeking to sharpen their skills should consider the Biological Sciences - Integrative Biology Concentration from DePaul University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics
  • Calculus
  • General Biology
  • Genetics
  • Organic Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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 applicants are required to submit official high school transcripts. 
  • Four years of English
  • Three years of mathematics (minimum course work equivalent to Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
  • Three years of science (two of which must be lab science)
  • Two years of social science
  • Two years of language study other than English
  • Invite your high school counselor to submit the Common Application School Report.
  • An official transcript showing courses taken and credit earned
  • Standardized test scores (ACT or SAT)
  • Official community college transcripts for any courses taken

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40551 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40551 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40551 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40551 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    40551 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40551 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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