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What will I learn?

Become equipped to stake your claim in the worlds of emerging diseases, genetic studies, physiology and biodiversity, threats to species and ecosystem functioning, and global population increase and sustainability with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The vocational choices for BS in Biology degree holders are broad and fascinating. Careers include those in medical professions, genetics, molecular and cell biology, biotechnology, microbiology, conservation biology, evolutionary biology, ecology, animal and plant science, as well as science writing, editing, and education.

If you’d like to include an interdisciplinary approach to your academic training, this degree allows for the integration of study in the life sciences, with coursework in the physical and earth sciences, as well as applied fields such as forensics. You can also consider the Bachelor of Science in Biology to Master of Forensic Science Transition program for your future.

Program Learning Outcomes

Discuss biological processes at all of levels of organization: molecular, cellular and microbial, organismal, population, and ecosystem.

Explain the importance of unifying concepts in biology, including cell theory, genetics, and evolution.

Describe the structure and function of Earth’s organisms, as well as their roles in the natural world.

Apply the scientific method in laboratory-based and field-based inquiry.

Demonstrate effective oral, visual, and written communication and quantitative skills, including the critical analysis of data and scientific literature.

Evaluate historical developments and research in biology, as well as current and contemporary research and challenges.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (At least 180 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$13,320.00 per year
USD $1,665 per 4.5 Quarter Unit; USD $370 per Quarter Unit

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

Start date

Every month

Venue

College of Letters and Sciences

11255 North Torrey Pines Road,

LA JOLLA,

California,

92037, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher.

For international students

Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.0. ACT/ SAT recommended.

TOEFL score - 70 (IBT); IELTS score - 5.5, with no band lower than a 5; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) – 50; International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) – 5; Certificate of Proficiency in English with a C grade or higher; Certificate of Advanced English with a C grade or higher.

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

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About this uni

Degrees are WSCUC accredited, and graduates join a global network of over 150,000 talented alumni who are making a positive impact on the world.

  • Campuses in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Jose
  • Average student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1
  • Concentrated learning model, one-course-per-month
  • International and domestic students pay the same tuition rate