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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Watervliet, NY, United States
The Biology program of Siena College prepares you for a variety of career paths—from engineering to zoology to careers in health care and more—as well as competitive graduate and professional programs. Small, faculty-taught classes focus on critical thinking and active engagement through a broad-based, laboratory-intensive curriculum.
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The Biology program of Siena College is designed to prepare you for competitive postgraduate programs and careers. This is accomplished through an intense, rigorous curriculum and high expectations.  

As a Siena College biology major, you will work hard, but you'll also form lifelong bonds and have a lot of fun, too. The high standards of our program ensure that students who excel in our program are routinely accepted into high quality medical and other professional schools. Equally important, our alumni report back that their education prepared them well for life after Siena.

Graduate/medical schools Attended by our grads include:

  • Albany Medical College
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Cornell University
  • New York University
  • University at Albany, School of Public Health
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine
  • University of Maryland

Your future success

Siena biology majors go on to succeed in a variety of top fields including medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary, pharmacist, chiropractic, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, cytotechnology and education. They work at respected companies like ACUMED, Advanced Scientifics, Boston Heart Diagnostics Laboratory, General Electric, Life Technologies, Massachusetts General Hospital, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, NYS Police Forensics Department and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

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:

  • General Biology
  • Advanced General Biology
  • Writing and Research Skills for Biologists
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Genetics

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.

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General Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Send all transcripts and school results from each secondary school and post-secondary school that you have attended
  • Submit a personal essay of 1-2 pages describing your interest in Siena College and your goals for studying in the United States
  • Submit one letter of recommendation
  • The SAT and ACT are optional
  • Non-native English speakers are required to submit an English proficiency score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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