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Biology, Society, and Environment, B.A.

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University rank #79 (WUR) Minneapolis, MN, United States
The Biology, Society, and Environment program (BSE) offered at University of Minnesota Twin Cities , housed in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society, is a multidisciplinary biology program in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). 
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An extensive and rigorous curriculum reflects the breadth of subject matter and learning experiences vital to ensuring graduating students have maximum opportunities for employment in today’s job market and are particularly well-prepared to successfully apply to various graduate and professional programs. Major requirements are quite flexible: students are encouraged to tailor elective course options around an intellectual goal or a topical theme; for example, students have combined a specialization in human biology with a thematic focus on health policy or bioethics. Others have combined plant ecology with a focus on global environmental solutions or history of science. Still others have studied evolutionary biology through an analytic lens focusing on science and culture. Many of our students also choose their coursework in preparation for the entrance exam to a health professional degree program and to complete any necessary prerequisite courses.  
Students receive comprehensive training in biology, chemistry, math, and physics. They are also exposed to questions about the relevance of biology to social, environmental, and health-related problems from the various perspectives offered in the biosciences, social sciences, and humanities. The elective courses allow students to explore and deepen their understanding of biological and social systems, and their intersections.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Required and elective courses in the curriculum offer individual students the opportunity to study scientific practices and social and environmental problems. Just as importantly, students have the opportunity to:

  • develop critical thinking skills and creative approaches to understanding such practices and problems using an array of conceptual and theoretical frameworks
  • consider the ethical issues inherent to both practices and problems and, of course, solutions
  • enhance their ability to communicate, particularly through writing
  • work as a team member to bridge disciplinary and institutional divisions.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, please visit the programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25960 USD/year
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  • National

    14760 USD/year
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Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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