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Biology, B.Sc./B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
California, MD, United States
Biologists study many aspects of how life operates – from the molecular details of cells to how entire ecosystems function. By taking the Biology program at California Lutheran University you’ll examine all aspects of the biological world, preparing you for a successful career in health, research, or teaching.
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Overview

Take an active approach

We emphasize “doing” science. Throughout your classes, you’ll work side-by-side with your professors in the lab and field to discover key insights about your subjects — gaining invaluable hands-on experience along the way.

Experiment — a lot!

The heart of the Biology program at California Lutheran University is experimentation, and you’ll do lots of it. You’ll design your own experiments, collect scientific data, perform statistical analysis, and share your conclusions through research papers and presentations.

Expand your research

You’ll be able to further the research from your classes — or even start ambitious new experiments — with opportunities available through our:

Full-time, 40-hours-per-week summer research fellowships

Departmental honors program, with additional research-intensive courses

Your Future

Careers in biology are available in both the private and public sector. These include positions in research, teaching, and the pharmaceutical and medical equipment industries.

The growing areas of genetics and biotechnology also provide many career opportunities. The global biotechnology companies Amgen and Baxalta are located near Cal Lutheran and hire graduates each year.

Many biology majors are accepted into medical, dental, and graduate schools. As an undergrad, you’ll benefit from resources like our Pre-Med Advising Program, which prepares students for the challenges of medical school and allied health programs.

Career paths:

  • Biotechnology Associate
  • Community Health Coordinator
  • Lab Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Peace Corps/Community Service
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physician
  • Research Associate
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Veterinary Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecology and Populations
  • Cells and Organisms
  • Metabolism, Genes & Development
  • Biology and Society
  • Current Issues in Marine Biology
  • The Oceans

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete Your Application & Essay
  • Request Recommendation
  • Submit Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Optional Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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