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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Orem, UT, United States
The Bachelor of Science in Biology program at Utah Valley University may be used for entry into a career or in preparation for graduate (Masters/PhD) or professional schools (medical, dental, pharmacy, etc.). 
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Students interested in Biology, or related fields, are encouraged to earn at least a baccalaureate degree (BS). Many professions (e.g., Pharmacy or Medicine) require additional post -baccalaureate education.  

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Biology is two-fold: first, we are committed to educate students in the principle tenets of biology through structured inquiry and opportunities for individualized experiential learning. Second, we are committed to teaching ethical behavior in experimental design and practice to all of our students. The department strives to provide the best educational opportunities possible for students to attain their academic goals and to facilitate faculty in scholarship in an atmosphere that encourages free exchange of ideas.


The multiple career opportunities available for graduates with a degree in Biology make it a highly versatile degree. In addition to standard career options, such as working in the fields of healthcare, biotechnology, agriculture, education, and environmental science, the gratuates of this Bachelor of Science in Biology program, offered by Utah Valley University, find employment in fields as diverse as: 

  • art (scientific illustrator), 
  • public relations (for science museums, etc.)
  • governmental agencies (wild land restoration, etc.)
  • non-profit organizations (wildlife conservation, etc.). 

With additional education, majors can go onto careers in law (medical/biotechnology patent attorney, forensic scientist), business (healthcare and agricultural industry management), engineering (biomechanical device development), and even aerospace (a number of NASA astronauts have been biomedical researchers). A degree in Biology can provide for career opportunities as limitless and evolving as life itself.

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:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • General Ecology
  • Principles of Evolution
  • Organic Chemistry

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

  • $115 application fee
  • Official High School Transcripts or Record Equivalent
  • English Proficiency
  • Affidavit of support and financial statements (All financial support papers must be in English, showing amounts in U.S. dollars.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2596 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orem

  • 950 - 1650 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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