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Augustana College

Rock Island , Illinois ,United States

Bachelors in Biology

Augustana offers a biology major and minor, biology teaching major, and a major in pre-medicine, plus coordinated degree programs and affiliation with graduate programs in the professional health sciences.

Biology is the primary major for students in the pre-professional health fields: medicine, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, and dentistry. Students can begin the general biology major and choose a specific program later.

All biology majors are required to engage in the scientific process by conducting a research project before they graduate. Most complete research projects on campus, for example as part of the Senior Inquiry curriculum.

Campus Information

Rock Island

Augustana College is located in Rock Island, Illinois, which is in the Midwestern region of the United States map. Rock Island is one of the Quad Cities. When students come to Augustana, resources from all four cities are at their disposal.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 25

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

3 Yrs of PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

High school record

The breadth and rigor of your high school curriculum is the most important consideration in your application.

Our recommendations:

  • Four years of English
  • Three or four years of mathematics
  • Three years of social science
  • Two years of a laboratory science
  • Two years of a foreign language

Additionally, honors, advanced placement, and international baccalaureate courses are recognized if they are available at your school. As part of the application review, we will recalculate your grade point average to include academic courses only. The majority of admitted students will have a recalculated GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendations are encouraged, but not required. Recommendations from a school counselor or a teacher may be submitted.

We suggest providing your references with a brief résumé so they can learn more about you and emphasize things that are important to you. We are looking for information not only regarding your academic fit but also your co-curricular and social fit.

Writing sample

We also ask applicants to submit a high-quality writing sample so we can learn more about your personality and individuality. This gives you an opportunity to organize your thoughts and express yourself.

Acceptable writing samples:

  • A graded paper from any high school class, preferably showing the grade earned
  • A personal statement of values, beliefs, idiosyncrasies, and talents
  • The application for admission also suggests topics for an original essay

Co-curricular activities

A list of your co-curricular activities gives us an idea of what you are passionate about, and what you might be interested in pursuing as a member of the college community. We want to hear about your leadership roles, activities that you excelled in, community service participation, as well as part-time jobs that you enjoyed.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 139736 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 12000 USD
    Application Fee: N/A
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