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Biology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #394 (BCR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Biology program is offered by Thomas Jefferson University. Customize your education to best suit your interests, whatever they may be. You will learn how to inquire, research, hypothesize, experiment and analyze until the scientific method becomes second-nature. 
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The Biology program is offered by Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University). We overhaul your intellectual processes to transform you into a scientist. You will jump in, explore and discover biology through hands-on experimentation – and use these discoveries to choose where you’d like to go next. And with classes of less than twenty students, you will have plenty of guidance along the way. As you become a biologist, you have the flexibility to pinpoint subjects that pique your scientific preference. 

You might even find yourself in another country, studying abroad somewhere like Jamaica, Spain or Ireland; or right around the corner, diving into projects at the Philadelphia Zoo. The adaptability of a PhilaU biology degree makes it possible for you to apply your education anywhere – be it in medical school, advanced biology research, or lab work.


  • Hands-on experience with the Scientific Method
  • Small classes allowing individual attention
  • Flexibility in academic pursuits
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Preparation for graduate school or science careers

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Pathways Seminar
  • Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Chemistry I Lecture and Lab
  • Biology I Lecture and Lab
  • Calculus 
  • Chemistry II Lecture and Lab
  • Biology II Lecture and Lab
  • Ethics
  • Global Diversity
  • Multimedia Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

  • An application for admission
  • Students can use The Common Application or the Jefferson Online Application
  • $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Letter of Recommendation (for an academic recommendation form, click here)
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT). Our SAT code is 2666 and our ACT code is 3668.
  • Required academic or college preparatory courses:
  • Four English, three Mathematics (including Algebra II and Geometry), three History and Social Science, two Laboratory Science, and three elective courses.
  • Personal Essay (250 word minimum).

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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