What will I learn?

The study of the molecular basis of biology.

All cells have a molecular plan for their function. Molecular biologists study the interactions between DNA, RNA, and proteins within cells and how they work, to better understand all living things.

In this program, you will explore fundamental biological principles as they relate to the life of humans, animals, plants and microorganisms. You will study concepts in biochemistry, evolution, genetics/ genomics, physiology and more. You will develop your investigative skills, with hands-on research experiences both in the laboratory and out in the field.

This program is excellent preparation for advanced degree programs in biochemistry, medicine, pharmacy, biotechnology, or biology-related graduate programs.

This degree could be a good fit if you:

  • Have a genuine curiosity about life on earth
  • Enjoy science and research
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Are a creative problem solver and critical thinker

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Biologist
  • Biology teacher
  • Medical counselor
  • University researcher
  • Pharmaceutical scientist
  • Consultant
  • Bioinformaticist
  • Biotechnologist

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$27,840.00 per year
Start date

16 May 2022, 22 August 2022


University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive,



83844, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A 2.5 on a 4.0 Grade Point Average scale is required from your secondary school. You must meet criteria for admission to university-level study in your home country.

For international students

Students must have 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale is required from secondary school. They must meet criteria for admission to university level study in home country. They should also satisfy the following English language requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 525 on the paper test or 70 on the Internet-based test
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic score of 48
  • ELS Language Centers, pass of Level 112
  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English), pass
  • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), pass
  • Cambridge International "O" Levels, pass
  • English proficiency demonstration is waived for any applicant who has a previous degree at an accredited U.S. institution

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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