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Macalester College

48 months
60288 USD/year
60288 USD/year
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The purpose of the core  Biology  course at Macalester College is to give students exposure to the breadth of the field of biology and to provide them with essential knowledge and competencies in the areas of genetics, cell biology, ecology, and evolution that, together, will give them the necessary background and tools they need to excel in whatever area of biology they choose to pursue.


Following the core courses, an appropriate course of study at the undergraduate level will vary from student to student depending upon the student's interests and career goals. For example, students majoring in biology may choose to take a broad course of study in the discipline thus maximizing exposure to major disciplinary concepts and providing a strong background for specialization at the graduate level. Alternatively, biology majors may choose to focus on a particular subdiscipline of biology or on the intersection of biology with another discipline.

After core and intermediate level study, Biology majors from Macalester College, often participate in a research experience at the advanced level, which is empirical in nature (i.e. based on the testing of an hypothesis through observation or experimentation.) Ordinarily, students complete this research during their junior or senior year after significant coursework in biology and supporting disciplines has been completed.


Effective catalog-Students are normally expected to satisfy the Biology major or minor requirements in effect at the time of the declaration of their biology major. 

Transfer students wanting to graduate from Macalester with a major in biology must take at least four 4-credit biology courses at Macalester, only one of which can be an internship or independent. Biology majors wishing to take a biology or supporting course at an institution other than Macalester must check with the department chair prior to taking the course, at which time the chair will let the student know whether the course will count toward the student's major in biology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecology and the Environment
  • Biodiversity and Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • General Chemistry: Structure and Equilibrium

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of English Proficiency
    • Proof of Funding
    • Early Decision Agreement
    • High School Transcript
    • Two Recommendation Letters
    • Mid-Year Report and First-Term Senior Grades
    • ACT or SAT (optional)
    • Submit Art Samples or Portfolio (optional)
    • Online Interview (optional)

Tuition Fee

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    60288 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 60288 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    60288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60288 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Saint Paul

1040 - 1755 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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