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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
DeLand, FL, United States
Biology is the study of living things, and biologists study life from the level of molecules to ecosystems. At the Biology program of Stetson University, they stress a hands-on approach to learning through our small-sized classes and lab sessions, all of which are taught by professors.
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The curriculum of the Biology program of Stetson University will prepare you to be a scientist by engaging in scientific experimentation and helping you develop expertise with the scientific and statistical tools to design and analyze their own experiments. You will work with modern research equipment in the lab, and for classes with a field component, Stetson's central location offers opportunities for study in places like Ocala National Forest, Canaveral National Seashore, Blue Spring State Park and Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge.

The most distinctive element of the Stetson biology experience is completing your capstone research project, which will help you move beyond simply learning what is already known to generating new knowledge for such a dynamic field. By graduation, not only will you have learned a great deal of scientific information, but you will also be familiar with the entire research process, from experimental design to written and oral presentation of results. You will also have developed essential lab skills and confidence to work as a peer with a scientist-mentor.

Career Outlook

Opportunities for graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Biology cross multiple career paths including Clinical Research, Environmental and Climate Science, Health and Medical Research and Clinical Laboratory Technicians. More than 65% of all positions listed require a Bachelor's degree and nearly half, 49% of positions ask for 0-to-2 years of experience.

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:

  • Current Perspectives Biology
  • Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
  • Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Biology III: Ecology and Evolution
  • Research Proposal

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.

General Requirements

  • The Stetson University Application
  • A $50.00 non-refundable fee must accompany your application for admission
  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required
  • First-year applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation
  • All applicants are required to submit a writing sample
  • All international applicants for admission who do not come from an English-speaking country or who have not attended an English-speaking school for at least three years must provide proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for DeLand

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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