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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Arkansas City, KS, United States
The biology department at JBU educates students in foundational biological principles through three different tracks of study: pre-health professional, allied health, or field biology/naturalist studies. In each track, students gain practical, hands-on experience in labs, like the cadaver lab for pre-health professional students, and long-term research projects.
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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and apply key principles, terms, and theories. Students will be able to describe and apply key principles, terms, and theories in the major subfields of biology.
  • Use scientific instruments and perform basic laboratory techniques. Students will be able to use scientific instruments and perform basic techniques in a laboratory or field setting.
  • Collect and analyze observational and numerical data. Students will be able to collect and analyze observational and numerical data to answer biological questions.
  • Critically read and evaluate biological literature. Students will be able to read, interpret, and critically evaluate the primary biological literature and primary or secondary literature in bioethics and/or the philosophy of science.
  • Communicate biological information in oral and written form. Students will be able to communicate biological information in both oral and written form for the benefit of other students, scientists, and the general public.
  • Integrate Christian faith with biology and examine its implications. Students will be able to integrate the Christian faith with the field of biology and examine the implications this has for addressing questions in science, theology, philosophy, bioethics, or public policy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling application deadline

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Plant and Animal Diversity
  • Genetics
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Field Experience
  • Biology Capstone
  • General Chemistry
  • Survey of Calculus
  • Applied Statistics for Scientists

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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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

Admission Requirements

  • 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 20 ACT, 1020 SAT or 66 CLT

We do not use a superscore (taking the best scores if students take the ACT or SAT multiple times) for acceptance. However, once accepted, we do use a superscore for academic scholarships.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Arkansas City

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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