48 months
36000 USD/year
36000 USD/year
19760 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Department of Biological Sciences is housed within the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. The department offers five undergraduate majors: Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics, Ecology and Evolution, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology.


The Biological Sciences advisors are happy to answer questions about the undergraduate program and majors, but do not handle admissions.

Career Prospects

Freshman and transfer students must apply to the University of Pittsburgh and specify their interest in being admitted to the Dietrich School. Once admitted to the Dietrich School, initial advising and enrollment is completed through the Dietrich School Advising Center. A student is able to declare a major in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh once the requisite courses are completed and the minimum grade requirements are met.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy for the Health Professions
  • Foundations of Biology Research 
  • Ecology Lab 
  • Teaching Biological Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Genetics Lab

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Pittsburgh University offers rolling admissions to national students.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online and apply early using the international application.
  • Fee: $55 application fee, payable online.
  • TOEFL and SAT/ACT Scores: Arrange for official test results to be forwarded directly to Pitt from the testing agency.
  • Academic Record: Official secondary school transcript with outside credential evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36000 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    36000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36000 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    19760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19760 USD per year during 48 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $823 per credit INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL: $1,500 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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