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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

At Biology from Southern Connecticut State University students who are interested in pre-health fields should carefully consider whether or not this degree will meet all of the requirements for graduate studies and graduate entrance exams before declaring this major.

Graduates with Biology from Southern Connecticut State University will be able to:

  • demonstrate both a theoretical and a practical mastery of biology.  Students may also choose to specialize in a particular field within biology.
  • demonstrate mastery of the scientific method and scientific primary literature, the design and application of experiments, and evaluation of content information.   
  • demonstrate appropriate laboratory techniques and mastery of basic laboratory skills in multiple fields of biology.
  • demonstrate a practical mastery of the importance of and contributions of biology history to both the historical component and modern applications.
  • demonstrate mastery of the art of critical thinking, associated cognitive skills in the formulation of a problem, data gathering and analysis, and interpretation of results to address practical questions in biology.
  • demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues and involvement of biology in modern society.

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:

  • Plant Anatomy and Morphology
  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Physiology
  • Animal Physiology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Brain: Anatomy and Transmission

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

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

  • Official high school transcript from an accredited secondary school or official GED equivalency diploma or GED transcript.
    • 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor
    • Official standardized test score report from ACT or SAT (Reading/Writing + Math; Essay not required)
    • Complete the Common Application for Admission online.
    • An essay or personal statement is required within the Common Application.
    • Pay the non-refundable $50 application fee (payable online by debit card, credit card or e-check)
    • a high school GPA in the B range
    • a combined score on the NEW SAT in the range of 980 to 1180
    • an ACT composite score in the range of 18-21

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9218 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9218 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3081 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Haven

  • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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