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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Houston, TX, United States
The Bachelor of Science degree program in at the University of Houston Downtown provides a broad-based curriculum in the liberal arts, the Natural Sciences and a set of courses specifically in Biology. It is designed to meet the personal and career goals and interests of the student.
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Overview

The Biology program from University of Houston Downtown allows the student a certain amount of flexibility in tailoring a degree program to his/her unique needs, yet does so within the confines of a traditional major in biology. This degree is particularly appropriate for students interested in the following areas:

  • dentistry
  • public health
  • science education
  • medicine and related fields that require post-graduate study
  • graduate work in biological or biomedical sciences

The degree program will help prepare students for various graduate or professional programs including Ph.D. programs in sciences and medical and dental school. It will also prepare students for lucrative 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.

Career options:

Many biology majors attend graduate school after completing their bachelor’s degree. Some end up working in a field directly related to their major. Graduates have found careers in a wide range of industries:

  • health policy
  • medicine
  • dentistry
  • publishing
  • research
  • law
  • nutrition
  • teaching (elementary, middle and high school)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall deadline for international students is 1 May.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Business and Technical Report Writing
  •  Medical Writing
  • Proposal Writing
  • Environmental Writing
  • Science Writing
  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Computer Science with Visual Basic
  • General Microbiology
  • Statistical Analysis for Natural Science

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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