Biological Sciences (BS)
The life sciences involve the study of the basic organization and processes of life (microbes, plants, and animals) at scales ranging from molecules to ecosystems and in time from picoseconds to millennia. This includes investigations into how hereditary information is transferred and organisms evolve, the interplay of organisms and their environments, and how these factors interact in health and disease.
Students interested in a degree in life sciences can opt for a BS in biological sciences or choose one of five concentrations:
- biology and society
- biomedical sciences
- conservation biology and ecology
- genetics, cell and developmental biology
- neurobiology, physiology, and behavior
This program is available as an accelerated degree program: https://sols.asu.edu/degree-programs/accelerated-bachelor-master-science.
Due to the high volume of overlap in curriculum, students enrolled in this degree are not permitted to declare a concurrent degree combination with any other program within the School of Life Sciences. Students should speak with their academic advisor for any further questions.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
The biological sciences major with no concentration is designed for students who are committed to studying and training in multiple disciplines in biology and for students who want to get more exposure to the life sciences before deciding whether they want to declare a concentration as an undergraduate. Therefore, students in this major take core courses from several concentrations. Students in this major have more flexibility to customize their program of study so they can focus on their own area of interest that may not have a concentration, such as a plant biology or genomics.
The biological science major provides an excellent foundation for graduate study as well as preparation for professional schooling in:
- veterinary medicine
Graduates may enter positions in:
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
First-year students must have a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) (a "B" or better where "A"=4.00) from a secondary school.
Some ASU programs may have higher admission or English proficiency requirements and may consider a minimum ACT or SAT score.
Must have three years of high school work (If you are currently in high school, ASU needs to see 9–11 grade work. If you have completed high school then ASU needs to see 10–12 grade work).
Must have and present a completed high school diploma or certificate.
ASU may offer conditional undergraduate admission to international applicants to an on-campus program who meet the academic (aptitude) requirements but who are not proficient in English. This offer of conditional admission will give you time to improve your English proficiency before you start classes at ASU. Your conditional admission offer is good for up to three semesters, during which time you must meet one of these requirements to begin your ASU experience.
International students who completed high school outside the U.S. are required to meet the following competency requirements:
- Math: four years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II, and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite).
- Laboratory science: three years total (one year each from any of the following areas is accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences, and physics).
International students who attended four years of high school in the U.S. are required to meet the competency requirements.
Comparable degree requirements in different countries and territories
Arizona State University recognizes that educational systems are different across the world. To help you determine if your academic credentials are comparable to a U.S. high school degree and to understand the documents that need to be submitted for admission, please review the requirements for the country from which your credential was earned.
Name of Final Certificate or Diploma:
Higher Secondary School Certificate/Higher Secondary Certificate
Minimum Overall Grade Requirement - (comparable grade to U.S. grade of B (3.0 GPA))
English proficiency required?
The content is to be used as a general guide. Official decisions will be made after review of documents by Admission Services. This guide provides guidance on documents required to show comparability to a U.S. high school diploma. Applicants will need to also satisfy GPA and competency requirements and any other posted admission requirements for the desired program for admission.
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
- Duration: 04 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 17000 USD
Application Fee: 80 USD