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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Kansas City, MO, United States
Our Biology major at the Rockhurst University offers world-class academics paired with a solid career outlook and allows you to further specialize your biology training by focusing on one track. Interested in other biology major careers? We provide opportunities to supplement your knowledge beyond these two tracks with an understanding of human and environmental biology.
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Overview

The goal of our biology degree offerings is to give you a solid foundation to build upon as you look forward to a successful career in science.

Earning a Biology degree from the Rockhurst University is a gateway to so many biology major careers, from medicine to research to conservation. In general, it is the study of living organisms. You can expect your biology degree program experience to include everything from courses on research to genetics to anatomy. See course maps below for a full snapshot.

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates who earn a biology degree from RU will be able to:

  • Describe unifying concepts in biology.
  • Use scientific methods and analyze quantifiable data.
  • Articulate scientific information both orally and in writing.
  • Use basic techniques and equipment used in biological investigation.
  • Work and communicate effectively as part of a team in a laboratory field or setting.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • The two tracks within the Biology major serve a student population that is diverse in its academic and career objectives by providing the opportunity to focus on cell and molecular biology or organismal and ecological biology. We also seek to provide students interested in other areas the opportunity to supplement their existing knowledge base with an understanding of human and environmental biology. 
  • The two tracks within the biology major serve a student population that is diverse in its academic and career objectives by providing the opportunity to focus on cell and molecular biology or organismal and ecological biology. We also seek to provide students interested in other areas the opportunity to supplement their existing knowledge base with an understanding of human and environmental biology. Elective course s can be taken in areas of student interest.  Many Biology majors choose secondary majors or minors. 

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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