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Biological Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Highland Heights, KY, United States
Students majoring in Biological Sciences at Northern Kentucky University pursue a rigorous curriculum that includes required courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics. While undergraduate instruction is our primary focus, the department places great emphasis on undergraduate research. In fact, undergraduate research has become one of our defining characteristics.
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Overview

At Northern Kentucky University, a large number of  Biological Sciences students work with members of the faculty on a wide variety of research projects. Students write grant proposals to support their research efforts, make presentations at state, regional, and national meetings such as those of the Kentucky Academy of Science, Beta Beta Beta, and the annual Posters on the Hill event sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research in Washington D.C.

Career

Our graduates proceed to a variety of careers including:

  • Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Veterinary Medicine
  • Management and Conservation Biologist
  • Field Biology Scientist
  • Medical/Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Biotechnology Research Associate
  • High School Teacher
  • Microbiologist
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Ecological Consulting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students deadline for fall: 15 September
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Biology 
  • Orientation to Biology 
  • Advanced Writing in Biology - WC
  • General Ecology 
  • Genetics 
  • Genetics Laboratory 
  • Evolution of Organisms 
  • Comprehensive Examination 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    55

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • All undergraduate students can complete NKU's Online Application to begin the process of applying to NKU. 
  • $40 application fee
  • Submit passport photocopy
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Fluency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4956 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Highland Heights

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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