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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Lock Haven, PA, United States
Each track in the Biology program of Lock Haven University emphasizes hands-on experience in the laboratory and in off-campus field settings beginning in your freshman year. LHU’s new East Campus Science Center has expanded opportunities to conduct independent research projects with faculty members dedicated to your success.
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What You'll Study

The Biology program of Lock Haven University allows flexibility for you to gain the experience needed to reach you career goals. This track allows you to choose upper-level biology classes to tailor your interests and skill set while becoming competitive in the job market or when applying for graduate education. In addition to interesting coursework and dynamic experiences in the field, you will have the opportunity to engage in independent study research in collaboration with biology faculty. Topics covered include:

  • Genetics
  • Botany
  • Zoology

Program Highlights

Research Opportunities: You will have opportunities to conduct research with biology faculty members on a variety of topics in the laboratory and field. Students often engage in Independent Study research projects with faculty with a variety of expertise. Examples of student research experiences include:
  • Effects of human impacts and contaminants on the environment
  • Behavioral ecology of vertebrates
  • Species diversity in a variety of habitats
  • Developmental biology
  • Cancer biology
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Effects and remediation/treatment of diseases caused by bacteria and fungi
  • Applying GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to environmental questions
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics.

Careers: The five options in LHU’s Biology program provide access to and training for nearly all careers in biology and serve as excellent preparation for graduate and medical school. Recent graduates have begun careers or advanced training in biology and related fields, including the following:

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical School
  • Dental School
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Agriculture
  • Federal Regulatory Agencies
  • Aquarium Industries
  • Forensic Science
  • Conservation
  • Wildlife and Fisheries

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students: rolling admissions
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Genetics
  • Zoology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Physics

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.

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    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: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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

  • Complete the online application.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 (twenty five dollars U.S.) must be paid.
  • Submit official, English-translated copies of all secondary course work completed, including subjects listed and marks earned, secondary school certificates, diplomas and examinations results from all secondary, post-secondary, and university and/or professional schools.
  • All non-native speakers of English must submit an official language score report. To be considered "official," the scores must be sent directly from the sending institution (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).
  • SAT/ACT scores.
  • Copy of passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7716 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lock Haven

  • 1000 - 1500 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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