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Biological Science, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
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Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences:

  • Explain core concepts for biological literacy including: evolution; biological structure-function relationships; information flow; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; interconnectedness and interactions of living systems.
  • Communicate biological information in written and oral form.
  • Critically evaluate scientific literature and communicate research findings to broad audiences.
  • Interpret and accurately communicate data and analyses.
  • Use basic scientific techniques and instrumentation to generate biological data.
  • Effective application of laboratory and/or field techniques.
  • Collaborate effectively as a member of a laboratory/research group.
  • Use quantitative reasoning, modeling and statistics to describe living systems.
  • Ability to draw biological inferences from raw data.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation.
  • Detailed Programme Facts

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

    Programme Structure

    We provide a firm grounding in the natural sciences with diverse course offerings and research training opportunities in molecular genetics, biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, evolution, and conservation biology.

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 2.5

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

    GPA & Curriculum RequirementAll in-state applicants are required to have a high school core GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale based on the Regents' Core (Core 4 or TOPS University Curriculum)*.International Freshmen Applicants

    Minimum admission requirements for freshmen:

    • Official transcripts with English translations.
    • A cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 as calculated by the UNO Admissions office
    • Math Test Scores (one of the following):      ACT 19      SAT 500
    • English Test Scores (one of the following):      ACT 18      SAT 25 (Writing & Language)      TOEFL 70      IELTS 6.0

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      14190 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 14190 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      9354 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9354 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for New Orleans

    • 1125 - 2160 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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