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Biology, B.A. / B.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Kirksville, MO, United States
Covering everything from molecules to cells to ecosystems, Truman State University’s Biology program prepares you for a vast range of career possibilities—research, medicine, biotechnology, academics and more.  With a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in biology, you will earn the professional training, expertise, and critical-thinking skills to excel in a variety of fields.
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Overview

Key facts:

As a Biology major, you develop a comprehensive understanding of the basic laws, principles, and current theories of biology from the cellular to the ecosystem level. By combining a set of core classes with a mix of electives, you personalize your degree to fit your individual interests and talents. And you develop the analytical skills and technical expertise for a lifetime of learning.

At Truman State University, you have unlimited opportunities to cultivate your personal interests, develop leadership skills, and make life-long connections through a variety of co-curricular activities within an active biology community.

  • Join the Biology Honor Society or the American Medical Student Association and interact with students with similar career aspirations.
  • Work alongside a faculty mentor as a teaching assistant in a lab course.
  • Pursue research opportunities in the field, laboratory, or both in settings like Magruder Hall, the University Farm or the natural areas of northeast Missouri.
  • Explore coral reef ecology in Belize or manage large mammals in Africa through one of our unique study-abroad options.

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:

  • Genetics 
  • Writing About Biology
  • Cells, Molecules, and Genes
  • General Microbiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Animal Physiology 
  • Cell Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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

    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

  • One Page Essay — This essay must be an original work on behalf of the applicant.
    • English Proficiency Test Score
    • Original or Certified Copies of Transcripts from High School (and any college or university you have attended)
    • Certificate of Financial Support
    • Original or Certified Copies of Bank Documents Indicating Sufficient Financial Support
    • Copy of Passport biographical information page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15335 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15335 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15335 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15335 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7975 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7975 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kirksville

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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