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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fair Plain, MI, United States
The study of life; from tiny bacteria to giant whales; and every living thing in between. The Biology program of Andrews University is more than comparable to national Christian and non-Christian institutions. We provide high-quality education in the context of a Seventh-day Adventist Christian worldview.
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Overview

Why Biology at Andrews

  • It’s relevant to your career. The Biology program of Andrews University focuses on fundamental knowledge and competencies such as communication and analytical skills known to be important in diverse careers.
  • You can do research that matters. From cancer biology to manatee ecology, students work with professors pushing the frontiers of knowledge. You may even get professionally published—that's big!
  • Research funded by the National Science Foundation shows that our students exceed academic expectations by the time they graduate. Now, that's impressive! Along with your hard work, we'll help you too.
  • Form relationships that last. A warm and inviting space to share with friends, professors with open doors, active student clubs and regular field trips produce a community of friends and learners.

Careers in Biology

There are any number of careers open to a person with a degree in biology. Many of today's doctors, dentists, marine and wildlife biologists, college professors, environmental consultants and biomedical researchers began their education with this degree. Our program opens the door to a wide variety of medical professions and biological careers from cell to field biology.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics and Research Design
  • Research Seminar in Biology
  • Scientific Communication
  • Genetics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Historical and Philosophical Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process
  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.) (international students)
  • You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher)
  • ACT/SAT is not required for international students
  • International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fair Plain

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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