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Biology - Medical Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, IL,
The Biology - Medical Sciences program offered by the Department of Biological Sciences at Western Illinois University prepares students going into such disciplines as Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine (a.k.a. 'Pre-Med'), Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Veterinarian, Physicians Assistant.

About

The Bachelor of Science in Biology (Medical Sciences emphasis), coupled with a minor in Psychology, provides excellent preparation for both the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Colleges. It also prepares students to take the required entrance exam, the GRE.

The Bachelor of Science in Biology (Medical Sciences emphasis), coupled with a minor in Psychology, provides excellent preparation for both the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Colleges. It also prepares students to take the required entrance exam, the GRE.

Careers

This dynamic major provides excellent career preparation. Our graduates typically enroll at Medical Schools, Physical Therapy, Dental Medical, Veterinarian Schools and Colleges of Optometry. After acceptance into one of these schools, Western’s graduates have gone on to complete their degrees and enter into successful practices and careers.

Why Choose WIU Biology Department?

Few biology departments offer research and field experiences to undergraduates - a strength of our department is our commitment to undergraduate research. The department provides advanced coursework in medical subjects such as bacteriology, medical mycology, virology, immunology, microbial ecology, parasitology, pathogenic bacteriology, vertebrate embryology, comparative anatomy, histology, biology of aging, and neurology.

Class sizes are small; usually held to 14 students, allowing each student to view material presented, ask questions, and handle the study organisms directly.

Faculty diversity and experience

Department of Biological Sciences faculty hold doctoral degrees from distinguished universities across the United States such as the Universities of Arkansas, Cornell, Colorado State, Connecticut, Eastern Illinois, Georgia, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Maryland College Park, Massachusetts, Miami University–Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, MIT, Missouri, New Mexico, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois, and Texas A&M.

A Solid Commitment to Undergraduate Education
  • Our courses are taught by faculty members, not graduate students.
  • Our institution has an active faculty advisor program and an active career advising/career development program.
  • The comprehensive university environment of WIU provides a curriculum which includes a variety of courses that provide a strong background in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and writing, while still allowing students to pursue their individual interests.
  • We have libraries with Internet access to biology journals, and easily accessible computer labs for student use.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Options are available in:
Medical Sciences option with a chemistry minor;
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Pre-Veterinarian
Medical Sciences option with a psychology minor;
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    73

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    533

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

Academic Requirements

  • Online Application - You must answer questions about your academic background and provide demographic information. There is a non-refundable application fee of $30 USD that you must pay by credit card when you apply online. Your application will not be processed until the fee has been paid.
  • Official Academic Records
  • Declaration of Finances
  • English Language Proficiency - If you are not a native English speaker, you may take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Passport - Please send a copy of your passport to ensure that we have the correct spelling of your name.
  • Interview - For those who choose the BFA degree

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    427 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 427 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    284 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 284 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    284 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 284 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Macomb

  • 1100 - 1500 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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