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Biology, B.Sc. / B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
The Biology program of Eckerd College is designed to give a broad pre-professional background for students interested in careers in biology, molecular biology, biomedical science, environmental science, and related fields.
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Overview

Majors of the Biology program of Eckerd College are required to demonstrate basic knowledge in important areas of the life sciences from the cellular and molecular level through the ecosystem level. They learn how to conduct scientific studies to test appropriate hypotheses, collect and analyze data, and synthesize the information obtained. Students will demonstrate knowledge of skills and laboratory techniques necessary for investigative research. Through this program, students also have the opportunity to develop their writing and speaking skills. Students earn a biology degree by completing the requirements for a B.S. or B.A.

Post Graduate Success

Eckerd College has been extraordinarily successful in preparing students for medical and graduate schools as well as other careers. Graduates find themselves well prepared as “problem solvers,” and readily adaptable to the many new opportunities that characterize the modern era. Approximately two-thirds of Eckerd biology graduates have continued with postgraduate study at many of the most prestigious medical and graduate schools in the nation. Eckerd College has been ranked near the top of all U.S. colleges and universities in terms of the percentage of its alumni who have gone on to earn Ph.D. degrees. Additionally, Eckerd students have scored in the highest percentiles of the GRE and MCAT exams.

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:

  • Calculus
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ecology, Evolution and Diversity
  • Cells and Genes
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Eckerd College application
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript and/or G.E.D. results
  • Admission Recommendation Letter
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47044 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47044 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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