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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Decatur, TX, United States
The Biology program at Agnes Scott College offers an integrated approach to the study of living systems from molecules to ecosystems. Agnes Scott biology students are curious and interested in the world around them, actively engaging with faculty members, delving deeper into the world of science.
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Overview

As Biology major at Agnes Scott College, you will study broad areas of biological science including molecules, cells and tissues, organisms and the environment. Elective courses are offered in such fields as ecology, genetics, neuroscience and physiology. The biology major is flexible for students who wish to combine foundation principles and design a program of study that best fits their goals. Many biology classes take a case study approach that involves a less structured classroom environment utilizing small groups and discussion. The approach is interactive, requiring students to take responsibility for investigating aspects of the case. In addition to a full range of laboratory experiences, students also have the opportunity to take field courses, including summer courses in marine biology.

Biology students are regularly exposed to interesting resources, literature and biologists in the field. The department keeps up with current trends and advancements in modern biology while maintaining its roots in more traditional areas, allowing for a well-rounded education.

What You'll Learn

The biology program offers an integrated approach to the study of living systems and promotes critical thinking, encourages scientific inquiry, fosters quantitative reasoning, and cultivates clear and persuasive oral and written communication. You'll learn:

  • a broad, sound understanding of major biological principles
  • the skills required for biological inquiry, including the ability to use the technical instruments appropriate for specific areas of biological study
  • the ability to communicate scientific information clearly and persuasively in both written and oral formats

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 include:
  • Making Sense Of Life: Biology You Can Live With 
  • Environmental Biology       
  • Integrative Biology I       
  • Integrative Biology II    
  • Concepts In Biology       
  • Tutorial In Biology      
  • Microbiology.

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

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General Requirements

  • An application for admission, via the Common Application, which includes:
  • Agnes Scott Supplement
  • Teacher Evaluation Form (teacher invitation sent via Common App)
  • Secondary School Report and International School Supplement from counselor or school official (invitation sent via Common App)
  • Official High School Transcript in English
  • Application fee of US $30
  • SAT/ACT Test Scores, evaluative interview with Agnes Scott admission counselor, InitialView Interview, or Duolingo English Proficiency Test
  • Agnes Scott's SAT school code is 5002; ACT school code is 0780.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Find details on our Admission Requirements page.
  • Agnes Scott's TOEFL school code is 5002.
  • International Student Certification of Finances (PDF)
  • Copy of Passport Biographical Page or National ID Card
  • Midyear Report (submit as soon as available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Decatur

  • 1072 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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