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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Madison, AL, United States
Dakota State University’s Biology program challenges you to think analytically and critically. We combine our curriculum with computer science and information systems so you can incorporate technology with your scientific career. Join the Center of Excellence (CoEX) and prepare to take the lead, or start your own research initiatives with our Undergraduate Research program.
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Overview

Train your brain

Gain knowledge about cell structure and systems of the body. Design experiments and analyze outcomes. Explore the scientific method. Analyze facts and statistics. Work in contemporary laboratories. Sharpen your writing and speaking skills as you share your discoveries.

Career possibilities

A degree in Biology from the Dakota State University will open the door to many fields. From Zoology to Botany, you’re bound to find a career you’re passionate about.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Anatomy 
  • Human Anatomy Lab
  • Inquiry and Analysis in Biology 
  • Inquiry and Analysis of Biology Laboratory 
  • Principles of Ecology 
  • Principles of Ecology Lab
  • Microbiology 
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Genetics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 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

In order to demonstrate your academic ability to meet the academic challenges at DSU, you’ll need to meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Maintain an above-average academic record at least equivalent to a "B-" (2.60 on a 4.00 GPA scale)
  • Be in the top 60% of your class 
  • Get an ACT composite score of 18 or above, or get an SAT score of 950 or above with subscores of at least 480 on the Math and 450 on the Critical Reading

Submit original academic transcripts

  • Your academic transcripts need to be originals or official certified true copies. If your transcripts are not in English, certified true translations must be attached.

Be proficient in English

  • If you’re not a native speaker of English, you must demonstrate proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5906 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5906 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4371 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Madison

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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