• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Biology degree from University of North Carolina Wilmington supports plans for pre-health professionals, pre-veterinary science, conservation biology, and molecular or clinical interests. Modern Biology increasingly impacts the non-scientific world, facilitating solutions to technological, environmental, ethical, philosophical and political issues that are important to society. 

The Department of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW strives to train the next generation of scientists and educators, and prepare all students to make sound judgments based on a solid foundation of biological principles. The department provides an environment in which excellent teaching coupled with diverse research opportunities encourage our faculty to become leaders in their discipline. 

Our teaching emphasizes current theories of biological science, knowledge of basic investigative skills, and methods of critical inquiry.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students should have the ability to demonstrate a fundamental level of academic competence in core biological content and issue knowledge.(Foundational Knowledge)
  • Students should be able to present biological information orally.(Foundational Knowledge, Thoughtful Expression)
  • Students should be able to competently critique biological literature.(Foundational Knowledge, Critical thinking, information Literacy)
  • Students should be able to utilize biological literature to examine scientific questions.(Foundational Knowledge, Critical thinking, information Literacy)
  • Students should have the ability to demonstrate competence in biological writing. (Foundational Knowledge, Thoughtful Expression)
  • A student should have the ability to understand basic biological experimental design and quantitative methods. (Foundational Knowledge, Critical thinking)
  • A student should have the ability to apply biological knowledge to current topics. (Foundational Knowledge, Critical thinking, information Literacy,Thoughtful Expression)

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:
  • Principles of Biology: Cells
  • Principles of Biology: Biodiversity which must be taken early in the program of study
  • Genetics and Genetics Laboratory
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell and
  • Molecular Biology of Cell Laboratory
  • Plant Physiology
  • Animal Physiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    54

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed online application.
  • Non-refundable $80 application fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to UNCW).
  • Essay & short answer
  • An official transcript, translated into English (translation must be certified), of grades from secondary school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9254 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9254 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2222 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wilmington

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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