BS in Marine Biology

Shorelight-Florida International University, United States

bs-in-marine-biology

Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 23,300

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Our Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology gives students a strong foundation in structural and evolutionary developmental biology, physiology, organismal diversity, physical oceanography and ecology.
  • Students wishing to pursue the BS in Marine Biology must meet the same entry requirements as identified for admission to the BS in Biological Sciences. 
  • Marine Biology Program activities and upper-division coursework will be concentrated at the Biscayne Bay Campus, although some course requirements may be met elsewhere at FIU.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • April 2022
  • July 2022
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms C /7

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5 No sub-score below 4
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.0 No sub-score below 3.5
  • ADE (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 No sub-score below 10
  • PSE (2 Terms) 41 - 49 No sub-score below 8
  • ADE (2 Terms) 80

Duolingo

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 90
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 80
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • ADE (2 Terms) NA

UGANDA

  • Uganda Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required. In addition, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms O-level - D7/A-level – D
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms O-level - D7/A-level – D

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5 No sub-score below 4
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.0 No sub-score below 3.5
  • ADE (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 No sub-score below 10
  • PSE (2 Terms) 41 - 49 No sub-score below 8
  • ADE (2 Terms) 80

     

Duolingo

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 90
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 80
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • ADE (2 Terms) NA

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms E/5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5 No sub-score below 4
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.0 No sub-score below 3.5
  • ADE (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 No sub-score below 10
  • PSE (2 Terms) 41 - 49 No sub-score below 8
  • ADE (2 Terms) 80

Duolingo

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 90
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 80
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • ADE (2 Terms) NA

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5 No sub-score below 4
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.0 No sub-score below 3.5
  • ADE (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 No sub-score below 10
  • PSE (2 Terms) 41 - 49 No sub-score below 8
  • ADE (2 Terms) 80

Duolingo

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 90
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 80
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • ADE (2 Terms) NA

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 academic subjects, including a mathematics, passed with a grade of D/3 or higher **If student has taken English, a D/3 or higher is required for admissibility. If English is not taken, student can be admitted with 5 passing subjects inclusive of mathematics.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D/3 or higher
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms D/3 or higher

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5 No sub-score below 4
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.0 No sub-score below 3.5
  • ADE (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 No sub-score below 10
  • PSE (2 Terms) 41 - 49 No sub-score below 8
  • ADE (2 Terms) 80

Duolingo

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 90
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 80
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • ADE (2 Terms) NA

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms See IGCSE/GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5 No sub-score below 4
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.0 No sub-score below 3.5
  • ADE (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 No sub-score below 10
  • PSE (2 Terms) 41 - 49 No sub-score below 8
  • ADE (2 Terms) 80

Duolingo

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 90
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 80
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • ADE (2 Terms) NA

Common Prerequisite Courses and Equivalencies

FIU Course(s)

  • BSC 2010, BSC 2010L
  • BSC 2011, BSC 2011L
  • CHM 1045, CHM 1045L
  • CHM 1046, CHM 1046L
  • CHM 2210, CHM 2210L
  • CHM 2211, CHM 2211L
  • PHY 2048, PHY 2048L
  • PHY 2049, PHY 2049L
  • MAC 2311
  • MAC 2312 
  • STA 2122 and STA 3123

Equivalent Course(s)

  • BSCX010/X010L
  • BSCX010C or
  • BSCX040/X040L
  • PCBX011C
  • BSCX011/X011L 
  • BSCX011C 
  • BSCX041/X041L 
  • CHMX045/X045L 
  • CHMX045C 
  • CHMX040 and CHMX041
  • CHMX046/X046L 
  • CHMX046C
  • CHMX210/X210L 
  • CHMX210C1
  • CHMX211/X211L 
  • CHMX211C1
  • PHYX048/X048L
  • PHY053/X053L
  • PHYX049/X049L
  • PHY054/X054L
  • MACX311 or MACX233
  • MACX253 or MACX081
  • MACX241
  • MACX312 or MACX282
  • MACX234 or STAX023 
  • STAX024 or STAX321**
  • Typical cost for two semesters $37,240
  •  Tuition $23,300 
  • Housing $8,140 
  • Dining $3,800 
  • Other $2,000

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