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Biology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Worcester, MA, United States
Biology is the study of life. Biologists explore the mysteries of life at the cellular, organismal and population levels. This Biology program is offered by Assumption College.
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Whether you want to study viruses or ecosystems, you gain extensive hands-on laboratory experience, as well as strong support from and easy access to Assumption science faculty, who make classroom-based concepts meaningful and help develop your technical research skills. 

The state-of-the-art Testa Science Center located on-campus in Worcester, MA provides outstanding laboratory facilities to test the complex and sophisticated scientific theories you learn in the classroom.

Natural sciences graduates have an 85% acceptance rate to medical schools, and an 83% acceptance rate to other types of graduate medical programs (dentistry and veterinary schools, etc.). Assumption has articulation agreements with highly competitive graduate programs to offer our students numerous opportunities for guaranteed admission and/or accelerated degrees or intensive scientific study.

Students who pursue a Biology at Assumption College take 16 courses in the sciences, with numerous options for biology students to choose which courses best suit their interests. Biology majors may also receive academic credit for up to two biology internships. In addition, students receive a strong grounding in the broader liberal arts and are prepared for careers in health care, research, industry, and education and for further study in graduate and professional schools.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a major or minor in Biology enter an array of fields including medicine, research, teaching and pharmaceutical sales. They also pursue graduate degrees in a number of health professions including medicine, dentistry, podiatry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.

Assumption has articulation agreements with a number of graduate programs so that Assumption students who maintain a strong academic standing are able to gain ready access to these programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:


    • Early Decision: November 1
    • Early Action: November 1
    • Early Action II: December 15
    • Regular Decision: February 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Concepts in Biology
  • General Chemistry I and II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Elementary Functions
  • General Physics I and II
  • Genetics
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Botany
  • Mammalian Anatomy
  • Microbiology
  • Histology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • General Physiology
  • Introductory Immunology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Organic Evolution
  • Animal Behavior
  • Comparative Physiology

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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    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

  • Common Application
  • A personal statement or essay (part of the Common Application)
  • Official Educational Records from secondary schools
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, waived if applicable
  • Assumption College requires SAT or ACT scores if your language or language of instruction is not English.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Bank statement which must be officially certified or notarized indicating that the candidate has sufficient funds to study at Assumption College. 
  • $50 application fee made payable to Assumption College (You can pay this fee through the Common Application.) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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