Associate of Science in Biological Sciences University of Cincinnati




Course info


Biology is the study of the cellular, organismal, and ecological characteristics of life. It is a diverse, research and application-driven professional science. Biologists examine the structure and function of all forms of life including viruses (virology), bacteria (bacteriology), fungi (mycology), plants (botany) and animals (zoology). Biologists also examine the interrelatedness of organisms in ecological populations, communities, and ecosystems. A solid foundation in chemistry, math, statistics, and technical writing are fundamental for all biologists.


Students who are successful in biology enjoy discovery of the processes of the natural world through observation and experimentation. They have well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills and are equally adept at learning through independent reading, hands-on activity, and visual observation. Because biology is a diverse pursuit, a wide variety of personality types can enjoy success. While many biologists work alone or in small groups, most regularly interact within the larger scientific community. As such, successful biology students are both independent and sociable.


Baccalaureate degree graduates in biology can expect to be prepared for entry-level and technician positions in a wide variety of careers. Opportunities are somewhat limited, however, due to strong competition for job vacancies. Graduate-level education and experience are necessary for most professional and research-based careers. Students completing a degree in biology may pursue careers in botany, molecular biology, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, physiology, microbiology, environmental remediation, toxicology, wildlife biology, human medicine, or agriculture.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Associate of Science in Biological Sciences.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

$13,776.00 (10,22,696) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




UC Clermont College

4200 Clermont College Drive,



45103, United States

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

$15,654.00 (11,62,114) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




UC Blue Ash College

9555 Plainfield Road,



45236, United States

Entry requirement for international students

The program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Students are required to meet individual course prerequisites as described below. Students who do not meet course prerequisites may be required to successfully complete preliminary courses before admittance to scheduled program course work.

High school biology with a grade of C or better.

High school chemistry with a grade of C or better.

High school algebra II & II, plane geometry and advanced mathematics, with grades of C or better.

Placement at the level of ENGL 1001 on the UC English placement test.

English test score requirements: ELS - 112 Graduation; IELTS - 6.0 Overall minimum of 5.5 on each section; PTE – 46; TOEFL - 66 iBT minimum of 15 on each section; Duolingo – 95; Cambridge - 169 minimum, Recommended exam: C1 Advanced.

Applications deadline for Fall Semester: December 1 - Early Action; March 1 – Rolling. Applications deadline for Spring Semester: November 1. Applications deadline for Summer Semester: March 1.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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