Biologists study the processes fundamental to all forms of life. Biology strives to answer questions such as: How do biochemical processes control a cell’s behavior? How do organisms grow and reproduce? How do pollutants threaten certain life forms? How can human life be sustained and lengthened by medical advances?
The Biology program at The Ohio State University is a stepping stone from which students may go into research, various health professions, teaching, business, or service in government or independent agencies.
Graduates of the biology program will be prepared to:
- explain major biological concepts and discuss how these are connected with various areas of the biological and physical sciences;
- apply concepts from mathematics and other science disciplines for the analysis of processes in living organisms;
- demonstrate problem solving, analytical and communication skills that will provide the foundation for lifelong learning and career development;
- value biology as an integral part of society and everyday life.
Biology students often choose careers as research scientists or college professors, for which students must first obtain a PhD. In the private sector, a master’s degree may be sufficient for a research or product-development position. Some biology majors, particularly those with research experience, find research assistant positions directly after obtaining their bachelor’s degrees.
Many biology students go on to careers in medicine or some other health profession. While a major in the biological sciences is not a requirement for medical school (or other professional schools in the health sciences), it has many advantages with its exposure to the basic principles of life’s processes and the theoretical underpinnings of sophisticated medical procedures.
Some students move into other science careers such as education (K–12), business (e.g., pharmaceutical sales), or jobs in nature centers, parks and recreation, or government.
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- Introductory Biology
- Human Biology
- Human Biology in Cinema
- Biology for the Health Sciences
- Biological Sciences: Energy Transfer and Development
- Biological Sciences: Form, Function, Diversity, and Ecology
- 48 months
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DisciplinesBiology Biochemistry View 2505 other Masters in Biology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Successful completion of university preparatory courses
- High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA
- Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores
- Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
- Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service)
- Status as a first-generation university student
- High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors
International36430 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 36430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National33502 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 33502 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State11508 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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