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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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 Students form close relationships with faculty while in the classroom, when conducting research, and through academic mentoring. 

Biology explores unity, diversity, complexity, and evolution in the living world.  The mission of the Saint Martin's University Biology department is to instill the spirit of scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills from the perspective of a biologist.  

Thus, the department's course of study is designed to develop the students’ ability to formulate questions in the biological sciences and conduct research using appropriate methodologies and techniques.

  • Personal attention: A senior research project is completed with a faculty member and presented via oral presentation to peers
  • A required seminar course designed to develop critical thinking and writing skills through peer-reviewed scientific papers
  • Upper division course labs that are taught by the professor who teaches the lecture
  • Field experiences, internships and other learning opportunities outside the classroom
  • Professors with expertise in different disciplines including bioinformatics, cell biology, field biology, microbiology, plant molecular biology, marine ecology, and evolution
  • Entire faculty attend workshops in life sciences education to continually improve teaching methods and curriculum
  • New courses in bioinformatics, medical botany and evolution

Career options:

A variety of careers in the biological sciences including:

  • Research and development
    • Biotechnology and bioinformatics
    • State and federal government
    • Botany
    • Marine biology
    • Genetics
    • Agriculture
    • Environmental protection

    Specialized investigation leading to graduate degrees in biology.Admission into professional healthcare graduate programs including:

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Pharmacy
    • Physical therapy
    • Chiropractic schools


    Saint Martin's University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • More details:


    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Credits
      120 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

      Courses included:
    • General Biology
    • General Chemistry with Laboratory
    • Organic Chemistry 
    •  Advanced Microbiology 
    • Cell Biology
    • Genetics with Laboratory
    •  Botany with Laboratory
    •  Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory
    •  Anatomy and Physiology
    • Microbiology with Laboratory
    • Vertebrate Embryology
    •  Developmental Biology

    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.

    • Minimum required score:


      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

    Application requirements for first-year students include:

    • Saint Martin's Application or the Common Application
    • Personal essay
    • Your official SAT/ACT scores
    • Your official and sealed high school transcript
    • Your school report form
    • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      38150 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 38150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      38150 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 38150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Lacey

    • 911 - 1520 USD/month
      Living Costs

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