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BA & BS in Biology

Shorelight - Gonzaga University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 48,990

Course Accredited By

NWCCU

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
By employing a curriculum that emphasizes scientific inquiry and problem-solving, we aim to develop in you the fundamental skills and knowledge for entering a wide range of careers, including those in medicine, environmental science, research and teaching.
Graduates of our program pursue a variety of interests and passions upon graduation, including medical school, PhD programs in specialties such as molecular biology, conservation ecology, and neurobiology, and a number of graduates are selected for prestigious volunteer posts with the Peace Corps, Teach for America, and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • June 2023
  • September 2023
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C+/7
Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C+/7
Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30+ post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms Third Class, D, 45%
Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms Third Class, D, 45%
Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms Second Class Honours, Lower D/C, 50%

English Requirements CERTIFICATE
IELTS
EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
ID (2 Terms) 6.5
Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)
TOEFL
EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
Academic English (2 Terms) 40
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted
Duolingo
EAP (3 Terms) 80
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
ID (2 Terms) 105
Academic English (2 Terms) 60
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
AAP (2 Terms) 90

UGANDA
1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30+ post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 65. Pass Class
Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 65. Pass Class
Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 67.5. Pass Class
Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 2.5/4
Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 2.5/4
Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 2.7/4

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 EAP 3 Terms O-level - D7/A-level - D
Undergraduate ID 2 Terms O-level - C5/A-level - C

English Requirements CERTIFICATE
IELTS
EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
ID (2 Terms) 6.5
Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)
TOEFL
EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
Academic English (2 Terms) 40
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted
Duolingo
EAP (3 Terms) 80
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
ID (2 Terms) 105
Academic English (2 Terms) 60
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
AAP (2 Terms) 90


TANZANIA
1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30+ post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 2.5/4
Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 2.5/4
Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 2.7/4
Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45. Pass Class
Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45. Pass Class
Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 47. Pass Class

Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements CERTIFICATE
IELTS
EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
ID (2 Terms) 6.5
Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL
EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
Academic English (2 Terms) 40
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo
EAP (3 Terms) 80
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
ID (2 Terms) 105
Academic English (2 Terms) 60
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
AAP (2 Terms) 90


UNITED KINGDOM
See IGCSE/GCE
Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
Undergraduate ID 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE

1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30+ post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45, Third Class
Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45, Third Class
Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 50, Second Class - Lower Division

English Requirements CERTIFICATE
IELTS
EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
ID (2 Terms) 6.5
Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL
EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
Academic English (2 Terms) 40
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted
Duolingo
EAP (3 Terms) 80
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
ID (2 Terms) 105
Academic English (2 Terms) 60
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
AAP (2 Terms) 90
GCSE/IGCSE
EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
ID (2 Terms) B
Academic English (2 Terms) Below C: Other approved test required
Academic English (3 Terms) Below C: Other approved test required
AAP (2 Terms) C (c)

BTEC
(BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade
English Requirements CERTIFICATE
IELTS
EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
ID (2 Terms) 6.5
Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)
TOEFL
EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
Academic English (2 Terms) 40
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted
Duolingo
EAP (3 Terms) 80
Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
ID (2 Terms) 105
Academic English (2 Terms) 60
Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
AAP (2 Terms) 90
BIOL 104 Scientific Inquiry:
BIOL 104L Scientific Inquiry Lab
BIOL 105 Info Flow in Biol Systems
BIOL 105L Info Flow in Biol Systems Lab
BIOL 106 Energy Flow in Biol Systems
BIOL 159 Studies in Biodiversity
BIOL 159L Field Studies in Biodiversity
BIOL 170 Introduction to Microbiology
BIOL 170L Intro to Microbiology Lab
BIOL 181 Biological Systems
BIOL 181L Biological Systems Lab
BIOL 190 Special Topics
BIOL 193 FYS:
BIOL 199 Investigations in Biology
BIOL 199L Investigations in Biology Lab
BIOL 205 Physiology & Biodiversity
BIOL 205L Physiology & Biodiversity Lab
BIOL 206 Ecology
BIOL 206L Ecology Lab
BIOL 207 Genetics
BIOL 207L Genetics Lab
BIOL 290 Directed Readings
BIOL 295 Science Outreach
BIOL 301L Cell Techniques Lab
BIOL 303 Population Ecology
BIOL 303L Population Ecology Laboratory
BIOL 304 Practice in Laboratory Teachng
BIOL 305 Biological Data Analysis
BIOL 313 Animal Behavior
BIOL 313L Animal Behavior Lab
BIOL 323 Conservation Biology
BIOL 323L Conservation Biology Lab
BIOL 330 Invertebrate Biology
BIOL 331 Parasitology
BIOL 331L Parasitology Lab
BIOL 333 Community Ecology
BIOL 334 Advanced Evolution
BIOL 335 Advanced Genetics:
BIOL 335L Adv Genetics Lab
BIOL 337 Developmental Biology
BIOL 337L Developmental Biology Lab
BIOL 338 Histology
BIOL 338L Histology Lab
BIOL 340 Field Botany
BIOL 340L Field Botany Lab
BIOL 341 Human Physiology
BIOL 341L Human Physiology Lab
BIOL 343 Plant Community Ecology
BIOL 344 GIS & Ecological Techniques
BIOL 344L GIS & Ecological TechniquesLab
BIOL 351 Advanced Cell Biology
BIOL 351L Advanced Cell Biology Lab
BIOL 357 Principles of Wildlife Mgmt
BIOL 357L Wildlife Management Lab
BIOL 359 Studies in Biodiversity
BIOL 359L Field Studies in Biodiversity
BIOL 360 Plant Biology
BIOL 360L Plant Biology Lab
BIOL 367 Entomology
BIOL 367L Entomology Lab
BIOL 370 Microbiology
BIOL 370L Microbiology Lab
BIOL 371 Vertebrate Biology & Anatomy
BIOL 371L Vertebrate Biol & Anatomy Lab
BIOL 374 Immunology
BIOL 374L Immunology Lab
BIOL 375 Virology
BIOL 380 Special Topics:
BIOL 390 Directed Reading
BIOL 395 Research Assistantship
BIOL 399 Advanced Topic:
BIOL 403 Marine Biology
BIOL 403L Marine Biology Lab
BIOL 405L Advanced Phage Research Lab
BIOL 420 Physiological Ecology
BIOL 432 CIS:
BIOL 440 Biochemistry I
BIOL 441 Advanced Physiology
BIOL 441L Advanced Physiology Lab
BIOL 443L Biochemistry Laboratory I
BIOL 445 Biochemistry II
BIOL 451 Comparative Endocrinology
BIOL 451L Comparative Endocrinology Lab
BIOL 456 Molecular Biology
BIOL 456L Molecular Biology Lab
BIOL 484 Research Seminar
BIOL 490 Directed Reading
BIOL 495 Senior Evaluation
BIOL 496 Biological Resch Techniques
BIOL 497 Biology Internship
BIOL 498 Undergraduate Research
BIOL 499 Senior Colloquium
Typical cost for two semesters $63,780 Tuition $48,990 Housing $6,520 Dining $6,270 Other $2,000

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