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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Biology program at Saint Joseph’s University exposes you to all levels of biological organization, from the sub-cellular to the ecosystem. This is accomplished through core courses, a distribution requirement and free electives.

Areas of teaching and research cover an extensive range of topics including cell and molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, plant biology, evolution, physiology, ecology, bioinformatics, biophysics and animal behavior. All upper level courses are taught by full time faculty who are specialists in the field.

While participating in research is not required, opportunities abound year-round for motivated students and are highly recommended. 

The experience of doing original research has far-reaching benefits in and beyond the field of biology. As a major, you will work closely with faculty members, all of whom have varied backgrounds and unique expertise, and who will encourage you to join them as a co-investigator, giving you the opportunity to present your work at local and national scientific meetings. It is not unusual for a student’s work to be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Career

The biology program prepares students for a wide range of career options. Many of our graduates enter medical and health profession schools, graduate schools for M.S. or Ph.D. degrees, K-12 education, or industry jobs.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Histology
  • Light and Electron Microscopy
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Neurobiology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Group B: Systemic Organization
  • Biometrics and Modeling
  • Biomechanics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

General Requirements

  • Official Transcripts for all credits earned, Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores, test must be taken within the last 7 years
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Professional Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Application fee of $35.00
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores, test must be taken within the last 2 years
  • Proof of ability to pay educational expenses from a bank and an affidavit of financial support
  • An official course-by-course evaluation of undergraduate and graduate education

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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