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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Corpus Christi, TX, United States
The Biology Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi focuses on enhancement of critical thinking skills which prepare students for careers in the biological sciences and other general areas of employment. For a well-rounded education, students at all levels are encouraged to become involved with scientific Research in addition to concentrating on their course work.

Overview

The Master of Science in Biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is designed for graduate students who wish to become knowledgeable leaders and professionals. The program promotes competency in applying scientific methods of investigation to research in biology. An in-depth education and specialized skills help students develop a sense of creative independence that will allow them to practice in and contribute to a variety of professions and fields of scholarship.

The Biology Program provides diverse training for students whose career goals include…
  • positions with local, state and national agencies
  • positions in research laboratories
  • science-related sales and scientific writing
  • admission to graduate and post-graduate studies
  • admission to health-related professional schools
  • teacher certification in life science educatio
Research Possibilities:

Graduate students following either the Thesis Plan or the Non-Thesis Plan are expected to conduct original Research. Topics for graduate research range from molecules to ecosystems, and use an array of modern tools from molecular techniques to global geographic information systems. Faculty and students in the Biology Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have research interests…

  • On the Land…A variety of ecosystems (Texas "brush country," coastal prairies, grasslands, desert, mixed deciduous forests, various types of wetlands and fresh-water environments) lie within a few hours' drive of Corpus Christi. This ecological complexity supports diverse organisms which have evolved unique structural and functional adaptations. Faculty and students conduct research in a variety of areas ranging from ecology to organismal biology to structure and function.
  • In the Sea…The location of "The Island University" is especially conducive to research that deals with coastal, estuarine and marine issues. The Coastal Bend of Texas boasts Padre Island (the longest island in the world—for its width), the hyper-saline Laguna Madre, and both pristine and urbanized coastal environments. More distant marine research sites include the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary off the Texas/Louisiana coast, and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
  • In the Air…The Coastal Bend of Texas is also a prime birding site. Both migratory and resident bird populations provide material for research. For those who want to reach an even "higher" research experience, there are space-related studies funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • In the Laboratory…For most studies, some of the research is conducted in the modern, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities on the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Also, the city of Corpus Christi is a major health-care center for South Texas, and collaboration with local hospitals, laboratories, and clinics provides another avenue of research for faculty and students.
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Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Course requirements differ slightly depending on whether the student chooses the Thesis Plan or Non-Thesis Plan.

  • Thesis Plan — A thesis is an extensive analysis and presentation of the student's original research; students who plan to continue in academics or research are encouraged to follow this plan.
  • Non-Thesis Plan — The original research in this plan is presented in a professional paper (which is less extensive than a thesis); this plan is especially suitable for students who are professionally employed and seek advancement or more extensive training for their job.
The undergraduate degree accommodates a wide variety of student interests and career goals. Students may take one of six Biology Career Tracks:
    • Cellular & Molecular Biology
    • Ecology
    • Integrative Biology
    • Marine Biology
    • Microbiology
    • Organismal Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Freshmen

High school requirements for Top 10%

The State of Texas Uniformed Admission Policy and Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803 - 51.809 requires all first-time freshmen seeking admission at a public Texas four-year institution to meet one of the following college readiness standards.

  • Successfully complete the Recommended or Advanced/Distinguished high school programs or a pre-college high school curriculum equivalent in content and rigor; or
  • Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment; or
  • Earn at least a 1500 out of 2400 SAT assessment score (score considers: Verbal, Math, & Writing) or the equivalent.

Automatic admission standards

If you graduated in the top 25% of your high school class and successfully completed the required pre-college curriculum above, you will gain automatic admission without minimum SAT or ACT score requirements. You are, however, still required to submit official scores on either exam to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.

The SAT scores reflected in the tables below include the combination of the Critical Reading and Math Sections. Our current test score requirements do not include the writing section component.

  • Class rankSAT

Top 25%

  • Composite ScoreACT

No minimum

  • Composite Score

No minimum

If you graduated in the top 25% and did not successfully complete a required pre-college curriculum or an equivalent, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment; or
  • A minimum SAT score of 1500 out of 2400 (score considers: Verbal, Math & Writing) or the equivalent.
  • Those applicants who do not meet Regular Admission Requirements may be considered for admission under ourAlternative Admission Procedure.

High school requirements for all other graduates

The State of Texas Uniformed Admission Policy and Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803 - 51.809 requires all first-time freshmen seeking admission at a public Texas four-year institution to meet one of the following college readiness standards.

  • Successfully complete the Recommended or Advanced/Distinguished high school programs or a pre-college high school curriculum equivalent in content and rigor; or
  • Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment; or
  • Earn at least a 1500 out of 2400 SAT assessment score (score considers: Verbal, Math, & Writing) or the equivalent.
International freshmen
  • ApplyTexas International Freshman Application for Admission
  • $75 application fee
  • International Transcript Evaluation Report
  • Official U.S. college transcripts
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Affidavit of Support
  • Transfer Report Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13133 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13133 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13133 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13133 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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13133 $ per 25 credit hrs

Living costs for Corpus Christi

  • 894 - 1660 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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