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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Orono, ME, United States
The BS program prepares students for a career in the health professions, graduate study in biology, or a career that requires a higher level of technical skill. 
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Overview

A major in biology allows students to explore various aspects of our natural world. Students studying biology have the opportunity to pursue careers in fields such as biotechnology, medicine, environmental studies, human and veterinary medicine, scientific research and development, education, environmental monitoring and regulation, and private design and consulting.

 The program is solidly grounded in the basic sciences (general biology, chemistry, math, and physics) needed to understand the latest research in biology. It also allows a wide range of choice in upper level biology courses permitting students to tailor their degrees to their particular interests within biology. Students choose from a large number of upper level courses taught by distinguished faculty who are accomplished teachers and have cutting edge research programs. Each student works with an academic adviser to develop a curriculum that best meets the student’s goals and allows for exploration within the field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are strongly encouraged to apply by Dec 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introduction to Neuroscience 
  • Developmental Biology 
  • Medical Physiology 
  • Medical Physiology Laboratory 
  • Morphogenesis in Development and Disease 
  • Microscopy 
  • Histology
  • Plant Physiology 
  • Neurobiology 
  • Endocrinology 
  • Cell Biology 
  • Cell Biology Laboratory 
  • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology 
  • General Microbiology
  • General Microbiology Laboratory 
  • Infectious Disease 
  • Infectious Disease Laboratory 
  • Bacterial Physiology 
  • Bacterial Physiology Laboratory 
  • Introductory Immunology 

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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:

    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 completed application (either the Mobile Friendly App or the Common Application)
  • an official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores (waived for transfers with more than 12 completed credits or applicants age 20 and older)
  • official college transcripts for all attempted college coursework
  • an essay
  • a school recommendation (first-year applicants only)
  • an application fee of $40

Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • International Presidential Scholarship
  • International Flagship Scholarship
  • International Dean’s Scholarship
  • Maine Global Partner Scholarship
  • IEI Bridge Scholarship
  • IEI Discovery Scholarship

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