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Biology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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. 
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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.


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:

    Rolling admission after the deadline.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology with Lab
  • 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:


    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.

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    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

  • Official SAT/ACT test scores (without essay) will be required for applicants to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and for applicants to both undergraduate colleges
  • Students applying to BFA programs in the College of Art and Design must also submit a digital portfolio of 12-20 pieces.
  • If you are dually enrolled in college coursework or simply taking some college level classes, you may submit official college transcripts electronically through a variety of secure sites such as, but not limited to; Parchment, Credential Solutions, E-Scrip Safe, Clearinghouse, Naviance/Common Application, JST Services

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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