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Biology - Graduate School Preparation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

What Can I Do With This Degree?

Just a few opportunities you have with this degree are:

  • Consumer safety officer
  • Environmental health specialist
  • Food technologist
  • Medical lab technician
  • Quality assurance manager

Choosing a graduate school can be an intimidating task. Everything from selecting the correct program, to testing for a program, requires guidance from experts. Our faculty will effectively assist you. Our resources will help you make the best decision for your situation; and our courses will instill in you the values of intellect, Christian character and personal integrity. 

As a Biology major at PBA, you'll:

  • Enjoy a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 18
  • Learn from dedicated Christians who are also experts in their field
  • Develop multifaceted skills and techniques through independent research and course assignments
  • Benefit from one-on-one faculty advising
  • Have fun through events like our Great American Bug Race, PBA's annual insect-racing event benefiting the Science Club
Your Opportunities with a Biology Degree

You’ll benefit from learning in South Florida, which has an increasing concentration of companies involved in medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and biochemistry areas, including:

  • Scripps Research Institute
  • Max Planck Research Institute
  • Torrey Pines Research Institute

Our students are prepared to go on to graduate or professional biology programs. The courses offered in are up-to-date and academically rigorous.

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:

  • College Algebra
  • Trigonometry & Analytical Geometry (or higher)
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Biochemistry
  • General Physics
  • Biology 
  • Molecular Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

National Students Requirements:
  • ACT/SAT scores.
  • Official high school transcripts.
  • Online application.
International Students Requirements:
  • Completed online application with a $50 (US currency) application fee.
  • Essay of 300-500 words describing the intersection between your personal faith journey and academic collegiate goals.
  • Official high school or previous university transcripts evaluated and translated by a professional evaluation company that must be a member of the NACES.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for West Palm Beach

  • 1129 - 2030 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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