• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, NJ,
The Biology major at Drew University offers students the opportunity to study the biological basis of life from a wide range of perspectives, from ecosystems to organisms to cells and molecules. 


Drew University offers a rigorous scientific Biology curriculum grounded in the liberal arts tradition of making connections with many areas both within and outside of the sciences, as students learn to apply their knowledge to real-world problems. Please view the college catalog for a full and up-to-date list of requirements and courses for this program.

A critical component of our curriculum is active, inquiry-based learning, including classroom and laboratory experiences that provide not only in-depth exposure to core concepts in biology but also development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis, and scientific writing.

Here is a sampling of where some of our graduates are right now:

  • Lab Technician at Roche Molecular Systems
  • Ophthalmology Veterinary Technician at Oradell Animal Hospital
  • Pursuing MPH at Boston University
  • Pursuing MD at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Diversity of Life: Animals, Plants, and Microbes
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Principles of Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry 
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Introductory Physics 
  • University Physics 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official College Transcript
  • Secondary  School/High School Transcript
  • Results from English Proficiency Exam (TOEFL or IELTS). May be waived on a case-by-case basis on SAT/ACT scores or previous study
  • Certification of Finances
  • International Student Financial Aid Application
  • Affidavit of Free Room and Board (if applicable)
  • Students transferring from colleges or universities in the United States of America should have their SEVIS records transferred to Drew.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38668 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38668 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Madison

  • 1793 - 4420 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Grants & Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are gift aid that does not need to be paid back. Some forms of gift aid, especially from federal or state sources, are based upon financial need and require that you file the FAFSA to determine eligibility.


Loans are a form of financial aid that must be paid back with interest to the lender over an extended period of time. All students who file the FAFSA will, at a minimum, automatically qualify for a Direct Student Loan from the federal government.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.