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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Redlands, CA, United States
As a Biology major at the  University of Redlands, you'll have the opportunity to build a solid foundation of scientific knowledge and research skills to help solve some of today's most challenging and rewarding problems.
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Managing emerging pests and diseases as well as those becoming resistant to current controls, describing and utilizing and conserving biological diversity in the face of habitat loss and climate change, designing more effective treatments for traumatic injuries and degenerative conditions and developing biofuels to help meet our growing energy needs while maintaining our capacity to produce food are just a few of the challenges facing our nation and our world.

That's where biology, the largest and fastest growing scientific discipline, comes in. Advances in biology – in fields such as biotechnology, medical research and genetic engineering – improve the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people and lead to the development of stress-tolerant crops, new chemotherapy drugs, more sensitive techniques in forensic science and the use of bacteria and plants to clean up pollution. But there's still so much to learn and accomplish.

What makes the Biology program at the University of Redlands special?

Our biology courses emphasize science as a way of learning through laboratory and field-based experiences. These experiences involve our students in practicing scientific thinking by posing testable questions, designing small-scale research projects, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data and presenting findings. These experiences also allow our students to gain technical skills.

Significant research opportunities include paid summer internships and academic projects during the school year. Research projects span many subdisciplines of biology and take advantage of our state-of-the-art laboratories and wide array of habitats within easy reach of campus. Approximately half of our majors have significant research experience by graduation.

Careers in Biology

Whatever your interest, with a B.S or B.A. in biology or a B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology, there are several career paths waiting for you:


Discover new treatments for people who are paralyzed; learn about the effects of pollution on plants and animals.

Health Care

Prevent the spread of rare, deadly diseases; care for injured or sick animals.

Environmental Conservation

Protect state and national parks; design strategies to protect endangered plant and animal species.


Educate the next generation of biologists; direct educational programs in science museums, zoos and aquariums.

  • Latest Career Trends in Biology
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forensic Science/Entomology
  • Creative Careers in Biology

Have more than one passion? Combine your passions into the perfect career:

  • Animals
  • Zookeeper/Gamekeeper
  • Marine Mammal Trainer/Marine biologist
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Art
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Bio-animation and Films
  • Molecular Visualization
  • Business/Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Drug Testing/Quality Control
  • Marketing/Sales/Public Relations

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:

  • Principles of Biology: Unity and Diversity
  • Principles of Biology: Molecular/Cellular Biology and Genetics
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
  • Molecular Genetics and Heredity

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

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

  • The Common Application, including the personal essay and University of Redlands member questions
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all secondary schools attended
  • One letter of recommendation from guidance/college counselor and/or the Common Application Secondary school report
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher who can speak to your academic ability
  • Students whose native language is not English, must meet the English requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Redlands

  • 1100 - 1600 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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