B.Sc. On Campus

Biological Sciences

Marshall University

48 months
19606 USD/year
19606 USD/year
8552 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Courses offered by the Biological Sciences program at the Marshall University are intended to meet the needs of students preparing themselves for careers in the biological and related sciences, or who want a knowledge of the life sciences as part of their general education and/or to satisfy science requirements in other departments or programs.


Key facts

  • Majors in the life sciences provide preparation which can lead directly to a variety of careers in industry, government agencies, and the basic and applied health fields. They also provide excellent preparation for pursuing graduate studies leading to professions in the biological and health sciences. 
  • All Biological Sciences majors at the Marshall University require a minimum of 40 hours of coursework in the Department of Biological Sciences. These include 20 hours of core courses, a 2 hour capstone experience requirement and a minimum of 18-20 hours of electives chosen under the guidance of the advisers. Students may use these electives to pursue an area of emphasis. Additional requirements include the Specific Requirements of the College of Science in humanities and social sciences, and support courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Biology
  • Principles of Biology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Principles Cell Biology
  • Biostatistics
  • Human Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students: applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of a term.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application for admission.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • An official, final transcript, including graduation date, sent directly from the student’s high school to the Marshall University Admissions Office.
  • Official college transcript
  • American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores
  • A valid immunization record

International Students:

  • Equivalent of U.S. high school diploma
  • International GPA requirements are equivalent to domestic GPA requirements and vary by program
  • ACT/SAT required for some programs and merit-based scholarships
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19606 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9803 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19606 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9803 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4276 USD per semester during 48 months.

Metro Residents - $7,318

Living costs for Huntington

621 - 1035 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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