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Biology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #95 (ARWU) Gainesville, FL, United States
The Biology majors at University of Florida combine the faculty and resources of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to prepare undergraduates for careers in the biological sciences, advanced study in professional and graduate schools, productive citizenship and leadership, and lifelong learning.
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Overview

The Biology program offered at University of Florida is comprehensive and flexible, emphasizing the diverse forms, processes, and systems of life. Students in the program complete required and elective courses that promote critical thinking through the investigation and understanding of principles and unifying themes that govern living systems. The biology major offers a broader approach to biology than is available through a major in botany, zoology, or other specialized biological sciences majors.

The biology degrees develop fundamental knowledge of animals, plants and microorganisms. The degrees and specializations are tailored to meet the needs of preprofessional students, those students preparing for graduate studies in biology or specialized areas, and those seeking careers in education, the allied health professions and interdisciplinary fields such as environmental or biotechnology law, science journalism, and bioscience management.

The CLAS Bachelor of Science in biology offers two specializations. The Bachelor of Science: Integrative Biology is designed for students preparing for graduate studies in biology or specialized areas such as ecology, evolution, genetics, molecular biology, physiology, and systematics. The Bachelor of Science: Preprofessional Biology is designed for students preparing for admission to medical, dental, optometry, veterinary, or other professional schools.

The CLAS Bachelor of Arts in biology is a flexible degree that is best suited for students interested in a career in education, the allied health professions, and interdisciplinary fields such as environmental or biotechnology law, science journalism, and bioscience management.

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:

  • General Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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

    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:

    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

  • A satisfactory academic record. Applicants must furnish a complete chronological record of educational institutions attended. Official transcripts must be submitted according to instructions on the application. Failure to declare attendance at another institution could invalidate an offer of admission and any credits or degrees earned.
  • Satisfactory scores on achievement or aptitude tests.
  • A satisfactory conduct record.
  • The application must identify a preferred term of enrollment (summer B, fall, or spring). 
  • Admission to on-campus degree programs must be validated by taking one or more on-campus courses in the specific semester for which the student is accepted. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28658 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28658 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6380 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gainesville

  • 900 - 1340 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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