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Interpretive Biology and Natural History, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Frostburg, MD, United States
Frostburg State University’s undergraduate degree in interpretive biology and natural history equips you with the skills needed to acquaint the public with the mysteries and majesty of the great outdoors. The focus of the program is to develop graduates who will become ambassadors for the natural world, increasing people’s appreciation for nature’s fragility and ultimately encouraging a desire for a more earth-friendly, sustainable lifestyle. 

Overview

Program highlights

  • Take part in Project Learning Tree through the U.S. Forest Service and become a certified instructor, learning to relate to audiences of different ages.
  • Increase your understanding of flora and fauna and your communication skills so you can present scientific information as well as folklore in a way that is interesting and memorable to audiences.
  • Complete a capstone internship working with a federal, state or private agency or in an industry related to your individual area of interest in biology.
  • Be trained by the renowned National Association for Interpretation, the organization that has trained hundreds of professionals who work in natural history and interpretation for zoos.
  • Join the Wildlife Society on the FSU campus to discuss timely wildlife-related topics and the latest techniques for exploring nature and successfully working with animals.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • General Zoology
  • General Botany 
  • General Animal Behavior
  • General Ecology
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Ornithology
  • Ichthyology
  • Herpetology
  • Mammalogy
  • Surface Water Hydrology
  • Surveying and Field Techniques
  • Soil Analysis
  • Biogeography
  • Environmental Planning
  • Environmental Law
  • Park and Facility Design
  • Recreation Leadership

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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General Requirements

Financial aid includes any grant, scholarship, loan or paid employment intended to help you meet your education-related expenses. It can come from a variety of federal and state agencies, foundations, corporations and universities, including FSU. You must be planning to take six credits or more per semester to qualify.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Financial aid includes any grant, scholarship, loan or paid employment intended to help you meet your education-related expenses. It can come from a variety of federal and state agencies, foundations, corporations and universities, including FSU. You must be planning to take six credits or more per semester to qualify.

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