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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The Biology program of Hope College is offered by the Department of Biology. The Department offers all Hope College students an opportunity to participate in biology, either in courses listed here or in some of the GEMS and Environmental Science courses.
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The Biology program of Hope College gives students the chance to learn biology in well-taught courses in a diverse curriculum. Courses emphasize active participation by the students in lecture, discussion and laboratory settings. A hallmark of the department's approach is the belief that students best learn biology by doing biology. Thus, almost all of our courses include investigative laboratories. In addition, we provide students with the opportunity to be biologists by participating in research projects with our faculty.

Biology majors desiring either a B.A. or B.S. must take the entry-level core courses in biology. The four General Biology courses provide a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of biology. They stress the central ideas in the biological sciences, such as ecology and evolution, adaptation, structure-function relationships and the global diversity and unity of life with an emphasis on the process of scientific discovery and investigation.

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:

  • Introduction to Cell Biology
  • Organisms and Environments
  • General Biology I
  • General Biology Laboratory
  • Studies in Biology
  • Human Physiology

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.

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    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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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Common Application with $35 application fee
  • Secondary school transcript and School Report (submitted by your guidance counselor through the Common Application; School Report not required for transfers)
  • Official transcripts from any post-secondary school attended
  • Annual Financial Support Form
  • Evidence of proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36300 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36300 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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