48 months
60098 USD/year
60098 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The department offers broad training in basic biological disciplines, with an emphasis in cell and molecular biology. Students in the Biology program from Columbia University have many opportunities to participate in ongoing projects in research laboratories.


All the Biology-related majors at Columbia University require one year of introductory biology, plus additional courses as detailed in the major requirements and listed on the website. 

Key Features 

  • For the first term of their introductory biology sequence, students may take either BIOL UN2005 Introductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology, which has a prerequisite of chemistry, or EEEB UN2001 Environmental Biology I: Elements to Organisms, which does not require chemistry. EEEB UN2001 Environmental Biology I: Elements to Organisms may be taken in the first year.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Contemporary Biology I: Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology
  • Contemporary Biology Laboratory
  • Neurobiology I: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Neurogenetics
  • Cellular and Molecular Immunology
  • Biochemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Autobiographical information
  • Lists and descriptions of a student’s achievements, activities, employment and summer activities
  • Personal essay
  • An official high school transcript from all high schools attended
  • One high school counselor’s recommendation and school profile
  • The completed Mid-Year Report
  • SAT or ACT
  • Applicants may self-report their scores
  • English proficiency examination score (if necessary)
  • These recommendations must come from teachers who taught you in academic disciplines
  • For engineering applicants, one must come from a math or science teacher

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60098 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30049 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    60098 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30049 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 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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