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Biology, B.A.
Biology, B.A.

Biology, B.A.

  • ID:LU10023
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Freshmen Applicants – First year Bachelor’s students

  1. Secondary School Transcripts, or National Exam results

  2. Secondary school completion certificate

  3. Copy of passport

Transfer Applicants – Students with some college experience

  1. College Transcripts – for students within United States

  2. Transcript Equivalency evaluation – for students outside of United States

  3. Copy of passport

English Requirements

Most international students will be required to submit one of the following exam scores:

TOEFL IBT: Minimum 79

IELTS: Minimum 6.0

PTE-A: Minimum 52

English education

If your previous school was taught in English, then you may be exempt from the language requirement.  Please check your eligibility for an English waiver; if your country is listed, then you do not need to submit language exams.  If your country is not listed, but your school was taught in English, you can fulfill the English Proficiency requirement with a combination of the following:

  • IGCSE Exam - A Level, with an ACT or SAT exam score

  • International Baccalaureate scores, with an ACT or SAT exam score

Course Information

The study of life is the perfect preparation for yours.

Lewis University has been ranked #6 by Zippia.com as one of the Best Colleges in Illinois for Biology majors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 11% growth in biology careers by 2026.

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Biology / Bachelor of Arts

Total Credit Hours: 128

Major Credit Hours: 51

Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses (50)

  • General Biology 1

  • General Biology 1 Lab

  • General Biology 2

  • General Biology 2 Lab

  • Genetics

  • Genetics Lab

  • General Microbiology

  • General Microbiology Lab

  • Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates

  • OR

  • Nutritional Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates

  • Molecular Biochemistry Lab

  • Molecular Cell Biology

  • Biology Senior Thesis

  • General Chemistry 1

  • General Chemistry 1 Lab

  • General Chemistry 2

  • General Chemistry 2 Lab

  • Organic Chemistry 1

  • Organic Chemistry 1 Lab

  • Organic Chemistry 2

  • Organic Chemistry 2 Lab

II. Select one of the following: (1)

  • Biochemistry Journal Club

  • Physiology Journal Club

  • Microbiology Journal Club

  • Ecology Journal Club

  • Genetics Journal Club

  • Biology Journal Club

III. Although not specifically required for the major, the following courses are strongly recommended for the B.A. degree if the student intends to pursue a graduate degree.

  • College Physics 1

  • College Physics 1 Lab

IV. Advanced Writing Requirement

The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of

  • Biology Journal Club

  • Biology Senior Thesis

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

A Biology degree is an excellent choice for the 21st century, with an inter-disciplinary curriculum that includes mathematics, chemistry and physics to provide you with a deep understanding of the living world around us. Your Biology degree will prepare you for career opportunities right after Lewis in healthcare, medicine and scientific research, or for grad school in a biology-related field. Learn more about your career options with a Biology degree.

Even if you're not exactly sure what you want to do after Lewis, all of our Biology degree students take a common core of classes so you're prepared to pursue any career path you find yourself drawn to. But many of our students already have a specific career in mind when they come to Lewis, and see our Biology degree program as their perfect first step.

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Health Insurance $1,800 USD per year

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