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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, GA,
The Bachelor of Science in Biology at Georgia Southern University is a flexible biology degree that allows you to receive broad training across sub-disciplines or to tailor a specific degree plan for you particular interests, including molecular biology, zoology, botany, ecology, evolution, and conservation biology.

About

With a degree in biology at Georgia Southern University, you can pursue a wide range of careers:

  • Biological technician
  • Medical and health services manager
  • Genetic counseling
  • Health educator
  • Biochemist
  • Health communications specialist

No matter your interest, you can determine the focus of your biology program at one of the best universities in Georgia. Because our faculty members are highly involved, you will enjoy hands-on experiences and direct instruction from world-class teachers and researchers.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern University (GSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Georgia Southern University (GSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Biology Laboratory
  • General Biology
  • Environmental Biology Laboratory
  • Envrionmental Biology
  • Insects and People
  • From Neuron to Brain
  • Plants and Civilization
  • Principles of Biology I
  • Principles of Biology I Laboratory
  • Principles of Biology II 
  • Principles of Biology II Laboratory
  • Microbiology
  • Honors Research Methods in Biology
  • Selected Topics/Biology
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Principles of Physiology
  • Evolution and Ecology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    69

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

    Minimum required Verbal Reasoning score:

    153

    Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:

    146

    The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • A preferred cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 on your undergraduate work.
  • GRE scores of at least 153 on the verbal and 146 on the quantitative portions (equivalent to old GRE scale of 500 verbal and 550 quantitative). The Biology GRE subject test (offered in October, November, and April) is recommended but not required. You may take it after the admissions deadline of April 1.
  • Broad training in the biological sciences and a bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field
  • Typically 24 credit hours of biology, 9 hours of mathematics, 16 hours of chemistry, and 8 hours of physics or geology courses.
  • Preferred identification of your adviser prior to the application deadline

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19282 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9641 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2732 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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per 15 credits

Living costs for Statesboro

  • 900 - 1400 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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