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Biology, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cambridge, MA, United States
The Biology major offered by Lesley University prepares students for graduate-level training in biology and/or for entry-level employment in a broad spectrum of scientific and academic careers. 

Overview

Students who complete this Biology major offered by Lesley University will gain scientific literacy as well as broad and deep knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and their interrelationships. Student research is built into the program in the form of internships, independent study, and a research capstone. 

This rigorous major consists of a required core of ten classes that provide depth in understanding the theory and methodology of the discipline as well as a strong background in mathematics, chemistry, and physics. Building on core classes, students have choices of electives in areas of their personal interest. The culminating courses in the major are a 3 credit research capstone and a 6 credit research internship and in which students gain valuable experience doing relevant science. The program also includes an advanced option that is strongly recommended for students who want to pursue graduate studies in the biological sciences or medical/veterinary/dental school.

Careers

Professional opportunities in biology are expanding, and Greater Boston is a great place to start your career. Job titles for someone with a biology degree include:
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Biologist
  • Research Technician
  • Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Clinical Research Manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    On rolling admissions

    3 Intakes per year

    • August
    • January
    • May
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology with Lab
  • Physics I with Lab: Forces, Sound, Momentum & Energy
  • General Chemistry I with Lab
  • Biology II with Lab
  • Genetics and Ethics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry I with Lab
  • Ecology with Lab
  • Inferential Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.3 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).

General Requirements

  • Students must visit our website and upload academic transcripts (including completion certificate, if available) along with English proficiency score (if available)
  • When applying, students will need to submit academic transcripts.
  • Students may need to submit one to three recommendations from teachers, professors, colleagues, or supervisors.
  • Students may need to write a written personal statement, submit a portfolio, or supply writing samples.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Lesley Global Academic Advantage: 6,000 - 20,000 USD
  • Apply by: First come, first served
  • Eligibility:  Will be determined upon receiving application

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.

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