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Biology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Lexington, KY, United States
The Biology major at Transylvania University prepares you for traditional fields of study as well as emerging fields such as biophysics, bioinformatics and molecular genetics.
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Overview

The science of biology plays a central role in important issues like global climate change, stem cell research and ecological restoration, as well as global health issues such as avian influenza, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. The Biology major at Transylvania University graduates actively engage these issues, both as researchers in the laboratory and as medical personnel on the front lines.

In our small lab sessions, you’ll sharpen your investigative skills by undertaking independent research. You’ll gain first-hand knowledge of subjects through field trips to destinations such as Kentucky’s Red River Gorge and Daniel Boone National Forest. May term travel courses have enabled students to study invertebrates in Florida, tropical ecology in Belize and Hawaii, native plants and animals in the forests of eastern Kentucky and public health issues in the Philippines.

Transylvania students have a variety of opportunities to conduct research, both independently and with professors. Research projects may receive funding from the university or from outside organizations such as the National Institutes of Health. Current faculty research interests include evolution and behavioral ecology of cannibalism, physiological and other correlates of avian personality and ecology of non-native plant invasions.

Possible Career Options

  • Environmental protection agent
  • Medical doctor
  • Research scientist
  • Teacher

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: 

  • Integrated Concepts of Biology: Molecules and Cells
  • Integrated Concepts of Biology: Organisms and Ecosystems
  • Capstone in Biology
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Elementary Statistics

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.

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General Requirements

  • Admissions Essay
  • Official Secondary School Transcript
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, ACT and/or SAT scores
  • Counselor's Evaluation and Recommendation
  • Teacher's Evaluation and Recommendation
  • Official College Transcripts (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41610 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41610 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lexington

  • 908 - 1470 USD/month
    Living Costs

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