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Biology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Spokane, WA, United States
Each living thing is an amazingly complex system -- from the human body to the viruses that infect them, from giant redwood trees to single-celled bacteria -- and each interacts with other living things in complex ways. This major in Biology is offered by Gonzaga University.
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Overview

By employing a curriculum that emphasizes scientific inquiry and problem-solving, Gonzaga's Biology Department aims to develop in you the fundamental skills and knowledge for entering a wide range of careers, including those in medicine, environmental science, research and teaching.

We have a long history of providing high-quality science education in both the classroom and the research lab and have been recognized by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which has awarded the Department competitive grants for its innovations in undergraduate education and research. Our department is among a small group of universities across the country that involves all introductory biology students in authentic discovery-based research.

Graduates of the Biology at Gonzaga University pursue a variety of interests and passions upon graduation, including medical school, PhD programs in specialties such as molecular biology, conservation ecology, and neurobiology, and a number of graduates are selected for prestigious volunteer posts with the Peace Corps, Teach for America, and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Scientific Inquiry Lab
  • Info Flow in Biol Systems
  • Info Flow in Biol Systems Lab
  • Energy Flow in Biol Systems
  • Human Ecology
  • Ecology Laboratory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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

    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:

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online Common Application.
  • WAIVED: $50 application fee.
  • Students must achieve a 3.2 cumulative GPA, with junior year being no less than a 3.1 GPA, in a college preparatory curriculum that results in a high school diploma.
  • Personal Essay and Activities List.
  • Official transcripts in native language and English from all high schools, colleges and universities attended.
  • Common Application School Report.
  • One Common Application Teacher Evaluation.
  • Copy of Passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spokane

  • 880 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Gonzaga recognizes student achievement through its scholarship program; 98% of incoming students receive merit scholarships.

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