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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #72 (ARWU) West Lafayette, IN, United States
The Biology major allows a student to pursue a general curriculum with the bachelor of science as a terminal degree or as preparation for graduate work or professional school.
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Overview

This major is designed to give a student maximum flexibility in designing a plan of study suited to individual needs and interests. This curriculum is excellent preparation for a number of careers in both academic and industrial research and professions in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.

Careers in Biology

Approximately 25% of biology students proceed directly to graduate school in biology or biology-related fields.  About 45% go on to schools of medicine, veterinary medicine, or dentistry.  Still others go directly to work in a broad variety of fields. These include research or applied science positions in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Some become high school teachers, go into sales, or work for governmental regulatory agencies, zoos, or parks.

Detailed Programme Facts

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    If you're applying to begin in the spring or summer term, submit application as early as possible prior to the start of the term.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology I: Diversity, Ecology, And Behavior
  • Biology II: Development, Structure, And Function Of Organisms
  • First year Biology Laboratory
  • First Year Biology Laboratory With Neuro Research Project
  • Biotechnology Laboratory
  • Biology III: Cell Structure And Function
  • Laboratory In Biology III: Cell Structure And Function
  • Biology IV: Genetics And Molecular Biology
  • Laboratory In Biology IV: Genetics And Molecular Biology
  • Introduction To Ecology And Evolution

English Language Requirements

  • 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:

    80

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

For most first-time college students (future freshman) a complete application includes:

  • The application itself
  • Purdue-specific questions from the application
  • Self-reported high school grades
  • Self-reported ACT or SAT test scores
  • The application fee (or qualified fee waiver)

Admitted students who plan to attend Purdue are required to provide official, final transcripts as well as official test scores from the testing agency. Students can report components from different ACT or SAT test dates but will need to provide official scores for all those listed on the application. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30794 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28794 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9992 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for West Lafayette

  • 1096 - 1780 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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