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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Smithfield, RI, United States
Biology, the study of life, is the most all-encompassing of the sciences. Understanding basic life processes requires working in many areas in an integrated way. Students who major in Biology engage in a curriculum that explores the breadth of the biological sciences.
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They develop hands-on laboratory skills, and have the opportunity to participate in laboratory and field research projects, under the direction of a faculty mentor. The biology program provides a solid foundation in basic scientific knowledge. Every student will take a common set of core classes providing this initial set of core competencies that will be built upon and reinforced as you progress through intermediate level courses. Once the core is complete, students can enter into one of the five advisory tracks to complete the remaining credits required for the major that are designed to assist in course selection based on individual career goals and needs. These tracks are general biology, cellular and molecular biology, pre-health, ecology and conservation and research intensive. With our multiple track program, Biology majors are prepared for a wide array of opportunities including careers in the health sciences, biomedical research, physical therapy, biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, environmental biology, food science, and industrial research.

The Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professional Advisor provides guidance and resource materials for all students interested in medical school, physician assistant programs, dental school, nursing, veterinary or other biomedical professional programs. Those students will follow the pre-health advisory track and will get assistance with the application process from the pre-health advisor.

Biology majors engage in a challenging and rewarding program that is tailored to fit individual student needs by customizing upper level course selection.  Biology majors at Bryant gain a strong foundation in the science of biology and develop the abilities required to engage in thoughtful consideration of complex biological issues from multiple perspectives.

Students in the Biology major will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the processes of science, the scientific method, and the relationship between scientific research and established knowledge.
  • Express biological scientific literacy in oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrate content knowledge in biology.
  • Demonstrate fundamental lab skills.
  • Evaluate biological data, draw reasonable conclusions, recognize the ethical implications of these conclusions, and apply these conclusions to personal, community, and scientific problems.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology I Principles of Biology and Biology I Laboratory
  • Biology II Organismal Biology and Biology II Laboratory
  • Physics I Introductory Physics and Physics I Laboratory

For more information please visit the program website page.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    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.

General Requirements

  • Completed Common Application or completed Universal Application with Universal College Application supplement 
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor
  • Secondary school report, also from your guidance counselor. This tells Bryant about your high school, how many students it has, the types of courses they teach, and so on.
  • Official transcript showing senior courses and most recent grades. Minimum of 16 units must include:
  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of math
  • 2 years of language 
  • 2 years of social science
  • 2 years of lab science
  • 2 years of additional academic discipline (math, language, etc.)
For more information please visit the program website page.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43076 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43076 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Smithfield

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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