B.Sc. On Campus


Fort Lewis College

48 months
17712 USD/year
17712 USD/year
7056 USD/year
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Make it your job to investigate questions about life on Earth and discover ways to address the problems we face as individuals, communities, species and a planet. The Biology program is offered by Fort Lewis College.


Turn your love for life and your curiosity into creative research with the  Biology program offered by Fort Lewis College! Dare to explore the ecosystems of the Southern Rockies or tiny worlds in Petri dishes, and bring your findings to the scientific community before you even graduate. 

The world opens up after that: resource conservation on public lands, medical research to advance cancer treatment, veterinary medicine to support ranching, or wherever your curiosity leads you.


Whether your interests lie in the bottom of a river or the bottom of a Petri dish, you’ll have opportunities to design and execute research projects that contribute to solving real world problems not just rote lab assignments to learn procedures. Students work closely with faculty on their own research, and in support of faculty projects already underway.

Majors choose from several paths depending on their interests

We offer a Biology major, with the option to pursue a general Biology degree tailored to your interests, or two concentrations to direct your course of study: Environmental & Organismal for students interested in studying ecology, botany, and wildlife biology; and Cellular & Molecular for those interested in life at a smaller scale: cells, proteins, and nucleic acids. We also offer a second major: Biology with Teaching Licensure, which prepares and credentials you to teach Biology in public K-12 schools.

Concentrations for Biology majors

  • The Environmental & Organismal concentration focuses on ecosystems as well as the flora and fauna that live in them.
  • The Cellular & Molecular concentration focuses study on what happens at the microscopic level: cells, bacteria, viruses, proteins and DNA.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Evolution and the Diversity of Life 
  • Issues in Ecology 
  • Genetics 
  • Molecular Microbiology 
  • Animal Form and Function 
  • Plant Form and Function
  • Advanced Human Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Timely submission of the application.
    • Official transcripts from the institution that awarded your secondary school certificate/high school diploma. Transcripts must be certified and translated to English. Course-by-course transcript evaluations must be completed by a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) member.
    • Official ACT or SAT scores are required only if you’re graduating from a U.S. high school or if you are an NCAA athlete. Note: Students without ACT/SAT scores will be required to take the Accuplacer exam upon arrival for placement purposes.
    • Official English proficiency test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo). 
    • Declaration & Certification of Finances.
    • $40 (USD) application fee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17712 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17712 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    17712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17712 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7056 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Durango

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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