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.
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.
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)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
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.
- 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.
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
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:
Annual Cost of Living: 12000 USD
Application Fee: N/A