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The mission of the Biology Program is to provide a high-quality education to our students and to prepare our students to excel in a variety of careers.  We are committed to graduating students with strong skills in critical thinking, the scientific method and application of fundamental biological concepts, and who have gained practical skills through laboratory activities, internships, independent research and other high-impact experiences.


  • Upon completion of the Biology Program, graduates will be able to:
  • Understand fundamental concepts in the discipline.
  • Write a lab report to communicate the findings of a scientific experiment.
  • Design an experiment to test a hypothesis.
  • Find and analyze primary literature in the field.
  • Demonstrate appropriate technical skills in the laboratory.
  • Analyze data with appropriate statistical analysis.


Graduates of MCLA are currently enrolled in a variety of programs of advanced study, including medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, plant biology, biotechnology and education. Others are employed in research labs, medical facilities, high schools, governmental agencies and other settings.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts in Biology
  • Biology Seminar for Majors
  • Human Biology
  • Introduction to Biology I: Cells
  • Introduction to Biology II: Organisms

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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
  • Personal Statement/Essay (250 - 500 words)
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Official secondary school transcript and/or college transcripts formally evaluated course by course. The following organizations provide a course by course evaluation: CED

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9563 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9563 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for North Adams

  • 876 - 1820 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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