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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Virginia Beach, VA, United States
The Biology program at the Virginia Wesleyan College is about the study of life and how biological processes affect our daily lives. Topics of study will include biodiversity, genetic engineering, problems associated with the expanding human population, the origin and diversity of life, functional morphology, ecology, and Darwinian evolution.
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The Biology program at the Virginia Wesleyan College offers a diversified program that examines the life sciences by integrating multiple disciplines, including the molecular nature of cellular structure and physiology, the evolutionary mechanisms of biodiversity, and the study of plant and animal communities in relationship to the environment. In addition to mastering concepts, students learn to see the biological sciences as a process of discovery in the classroom, laboratory, and through field work.

Career Outcomes

Virginia Wesleyan graduates who earn a degree in biology are making a difference in the world. Their personalized experience has earned many graduates research grants, national recognition, and the ability to work independently in their research endeavors. Successful completion of the program will enable motivated students to pursue successful careers as:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Veterinarians
  • Biologists
  • Environmental Researchers
  • Policymakers
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Scientific Journalists
  • and Educators

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:
  • Evolutionary and Integrative Biology
  • Cellular,and Molecular Biology
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Molecular Plant Physiology
  • Marine Invertebrate Evolution

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A completed application.
  • An official high school transcript or comparable home school documentation.
  • An official record of scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT). Applicants are responsible for arranging to take these tests and for requesting that results be sent to Virginia Wesleyan.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency at the time of application for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36010 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36010 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    36010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36010 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Virginia Beach

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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