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Biology, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months


After completing a series of core courses, biology students are able to specialize in several areas of study.

  • Bachelor of Arts in biology offers basic preparation for entry-level positions, graduate work or an advanced degree in all health-related areas.

  • The biology: biomedical emphasis offers preparation for allopathic, osteopathic, chiropractic, pharmacy, physical therapy, dental, veterinary, optometric, podiatric and other health-related programs. In addition, it prepares students for the graduate study in biomedical sciences.

  • The biology: evolution, ecology and organismal biology emphasis provides education for students interested in a career with private and governmental organizations conducting endangered species recovery, ecological restoration, biological surveys, toxicity evaluations, environmental impact analyses, field research, museum or herbarium curation, or who wish to work in zoos, nature centers, museums or botanical gardens. This emphasis also provides a suitable background for students wishing to pursue graduate degrees in related fields.

  • The Bachelor of Science in biology is especially appropriate for students planning graduate study. It is an extended major designed to prepare students for careers that require a higher degree of concentration in subject matter and advanced-level courses. The combination of required and elective courses needs to equal a minimum of 68 credit hours.

  • The biology: teaching major prepares students who are excited about passing on a love of science to the next generation. The program combines coursework in biology with UNI’s outstanding teacher preparation program.

All of our faculty are involved in research and students are encouraged to become a part of this endeavor. In the research setting, students can have hands-on learning throughout a variety of different research studies. Lecture class size in the upper division courses is typically small and students in all lab courses will find they have access to individualized attention. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Biology: Organismal Diversity(or BIOL 2052 Gen Bio: Cell Structure and Function)
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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General Requirements

  • Complete all the information requested on the application so there will be no misunderstanding. See that all questions are answered to avoid unnecessary correspondence and delay in considering your request for admission.
  • Your legal name should always be used. If your high school or college records may appear under another name, give this name also.
  • Submit the required application for admission and supporting documents at least ten days prior to the beginning of orientation for the session for which you are applying. It is your responsibility to arrange to have the necessary credentials submitted.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      18207 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18207 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      7665 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7665 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Cedar Falls

    • 1119 - 1740 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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