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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Waltham, MA, United States
A concentration in biology provides excellent preparation for students intent on careers in biological research who want to go to graduate school, for those seeking careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry, and for those interested in the allied health professions such as public health, genetic counseling, physical therapy, or physician assistant.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology is an intensive biology option that provides students with a strong background in several areas of biology and is recommended for students pursuing a career in research.

The programme

The new set of courses can be taken in any order and is designed to be accessible to freshmen. Students who take these courses early in their stay at Brandeis will have opportunities to take more advanced, specialized courses and to do research in their junior and senior years.

The biology department has approximately 30 active full-time faculty members with teaching and research interests in the fields of genetics, molecular biology, development, immunology, neurobiology, motility, cell biology, and structural biology. Students have the opportunity to become integral members of research laboratories in the department. A rich schedule of colloquia and seminars features faculty from around the world talking about current research.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Cells and Organisms
  • General Biology Laboratory
  • Physiology
  • Field Biology
  • Diseases of the Mind

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Completed Brandeis undergraduate application
  • Official copies of all high school transcripts and/or GED certificate
  • Official copy of SAT I scores or the official ACT scores with writing in lieu of all SAT test scores
  • Official transcript(s) of any course(s) taken at the post-secondary school level
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher who has instructed you in a core academic course
  • $75 Application Fee
  • If English is not your native language, you should submit results from either the TOEFL or IELTS.
  • CSS Profile or International Financial Aid Application
  • Certification of Finances for International Students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50965 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50965 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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