48 months
54980 USD/year
54980 USD/year
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Biology (Hons) from University of San Francisco gives you hands-on training that prepares you for careers and graduate programs in field and laboratory biology, biotechnology, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and public health.


At Biology (Hons) from University of San Francisco you get a mix of lecture, laboratory, and field courses. And you have a chance to work with faculty on research projects. Explore virology, cancer biology, botany, marine mammal physiology, animal behavior, herpetology, and other fields of study through faculty labs and field research in the Bay Area’s rich ecosystems. Periodically students also take special research trips to Alaska, Antarctica, and even the Galapagos Islands. 

Students at Biology (Hons) from University of San Francisco will:

  • Demonstrate both in-depth and broad knowledge of the concepts that comprise the biological sciences
  • Apply the scientific process, including designing and conducting experiments and testing hypotheses
  • Competently perform laboratory, field, and analytical techniques
  • Understand and critically review scientific papers and prepare oral and written reports in a standard scientific format
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the significance ethics plays in the biological sciences

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Herpetology
  • Conservation Biologyor
  • California Wildlife
  • Biology of Insects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to allow adequate time to obtain a visa.


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students with an overall grade point average of 3.2, plus a grade point average of 3.4 or above in Biology and supporting science courses (Chemistry, Math and Physics) are eligible for acceptance into the program.
  • Applications are to be made to the Honors Thesis Program Committee during the student’s junior year.
  • Depending on the area of research interest, students are assigned a thesis committee consisting of a research adviser and one additional faculty member.
  • High School Transcript
  • Fall Senior Grades
  • School Report 
  • Short Answer Question: In the USF supplement to the Common App, there is a short answer question about our Jesuit mission.
  • Englisah Proficiency
  • (Optional) Letter of Recommendation
  • (Optional) SAT or ACT scores

Tuition Fee

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    54980 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 54980 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    54980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54980 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

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


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