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Biological and Physical Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Houston, TX, United States
The Bachelor of Science in Biological and Physical Sciences at the University of Houston-Downtown provides a broad-based curriculum in the liberal arts, the Natural Sciences designed to meet the career goals and interest of the student
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Overview

While the department offers more narrowly focused degree programs in biology, chemistry, and microbiology, this program allows the student more flexibility in tailoring a degree program to his/her unique needs. This degree program is especially appropriate for students interested in multidisciplinary areas such as:

  • Environmental science
  • Earth/geological science
  • Forensic science
  • Medical or patent law
  • Geosciences
  • Life science
  • Medical technology
  • Public health
  • Science education

The Biological and Physical Sciences degree program at the University of Houston-Downtown will prepare those interested in graduate work. It will also prepare students for rewarding careers through smaller classes, faculty mentoring, modern labs, hands-on experience, and flexible class options. Students are encouraged to participate in an appropriate field experience or research activity as part of their curriculum. Students interested in secondary science education may consider the B.S. in Biological and Physical Sciences with Emphasis in Teacher Certification.

Career options:

Many biology majors attend graduate school or other professional programs after completing a bachelor’s degree. Some end up working in a field directly related to their major. Graduates find fascinating jobs in various science-related fields. Depending on the area of interest students study within their degree, career options include:
  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Natural Science Manager
  • Medical Technologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Hydrologist
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Medical Research Assistant

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 included:
  • General Biology I
  • General Chemistry I
  • Physical Geology
  • Historical Geology
  • Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Submit an Affidavit of Support indicating that a sponsor will be responsible for all of your educational and living expenses.
  •  In order to protect your privacy rights, the office of International Admissions requires that you give written permission specifying the person(s) who may access information concerning the status of your application and/or admission to the University of Houston-Downtown.
  •  You must provide a certified bank letter indicating that your sponsor is financially capable of meeting your education and living expenses. The bank letter must indicate, either in U.S. dollars or in the local currency, the amount maintained in your sponsors’ bank account(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13135 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5117 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5117 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 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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