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Biology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Glenside, PA, United States
A Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Arcadia represents a thorough understanding of modern biological principles, and studies in many of the major life sciences, as well as in the cognate areas of Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.
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What to expect:

  • A strong core of general biology, evolution and population biology, research methods, comparative anatomy and physiology, genetics, and plant biology or ecology courses that enhance the available biomedical, conservation, molecular biology and biochemistry concentrations.
  • A range of electives in animal behavior, aquatic biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, cell biology, conservation biology, developmental biology, histology, human genetics and development, immunobiology, microbiology, molecular biology, pathophysiology, and neurobiology.
  • Courses taught by accomplished faculty who also advise students in building curricula that combine with chemistry, art, communications, or business studies to meet particular career goals.
  • Collaborative and inquiry-based learning laboratory studies with small enrollments.
  • Exceptional opportunities to engage in research, co-author and present published studies, intern at respected regional companies, and explore other cultures through study abroad.
  • The opportunity to complete internships or independent research projects at a number of internationally recognized institutions such as the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • Evolution & Population Biology
  • Genetics
  • Comparative Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biological Research Methods

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Transcripts. Official High School Transcripts (in English )
  • Test Scores. International students must submit either SAT/ACT or Proof of English language proficiency
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Declaration of Financial Support.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Glenside

  • 1000 - 1500 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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