BS in General Emphasis Biology

Western Washington University - ISC, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,167

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 6% scholarship
Biology is the study of living things and encompasses areas ranging from molecular biology to ecosystem ecology. This breadth is reflected in Western's curriculum and in faculty and student research.
The Biology BS with a General Emphasis program allows students to develop an upper-division curriculum tailored to meet their educational needs with the help of their faculty advisor.

Western’s Biology Department employs a high concentration of faculty who are actively engaged in both teaching and research. Students in the Biology Department receive quality instruction from experts in the field who are committed to the education of the next generation. Modest class sizes enable faculty to facilitate small group discussions and student-centered learning activities in class. All upper level labs are taught by the faculty themselves, not graduate students.

Western’s Biology major stands on an integrated conceptual foundation in biology, critical thinking skills, quantitative problem-solving abilities, leadership with team-building skills, and scientific research skills students obtain from lecture and laboratory courses. Students who graduate with a B.S. in Biology with a General Emphasis can apply their education to a variety of jobs across careers in biology.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • September 2022

Intensive English Program (3 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
IELTS 5.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 42
Pearson Versant 43-47
Duolingo Not Accepted
Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (2 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
IELTS 5.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) 45
Pearson Versant 48-54
Duolingo Not Accepted
Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (1 quarter)
TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
IELTS 6.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 50
Pearson Versant 55-63
Duolingo Not Accepted
Gao Kao English 115/150; 95/120
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

International Year (3 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
IELTS 5.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 42
Pearson Versant 43-47
Duolingo 75
Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (2 quarters)
TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
IELTS 5.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) 45
Pearson Versant 48-54
Duolingo 85
Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (1 quarter)
TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
IELTS 6.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 50
Pearson Versant 55-63
Duolingo 95
Gao Kao English 115/150; 95/120
GPA: 2.5 for International Year
8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

Direct Admission
TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
IELTS 6.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) 62
Pearson Versant Not Accepted
Duolingo 105
Gao Kao English Not Accepted
GPA: 2.5 for Direct Admission

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Basic Requirements: 97 Credits
BIOL 204 - Introduction to Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 205 - Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 206 - Introduction to Organismal Biology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 321 - Genetics Credits: 4
BIOL 323 - Cell and Molecular Biology Credits: 4
BIOL 325 - Ecology Credits: 4
BIOL 340 - Biostatistics Credits: 5
BIOL 432 - Evolutionary Biology Credits: 4

Choose one of the following series:
CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Credits: 5
CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II Credits: 5
CHEM 163 - General Chemistry III Credits: 5
OR
CHEM 175 - General Chemistry I, Honors Credits: 5
CHEM 176 - General Chemistry II, Honors Credits: 5
CHEM 225 - General Chemistry III, Honors Credits: 5
CHEM 351 - Organic Chemistry Credits: 4
CHEM 352 - Organic Chemistry Credits: 4

One course from:
MATH 124 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I Credits: 5
MATH 134 - Calculus I Honors Credits: 5

Choose one of the following series:
PHYS 114 - Principles of Physics I Credits: 5
PHYS 115 - Principles of Physics II Credits: 5
PHYS 116 - Principles of Physics III Credits: 5
OR
PHYS 161 - Physics with Calculus I Credits: 5
PHYS 162 - Physics with Calculus II Credits: 5
PHYS 163 - Physics with Calculus III Credits: 5

Depth Requirements:
One of the Following:
BIOL 322 - Genetics Lab Credits: 4
BIOL 324 - Methods in Molecular Biology w/lab Credits: 4
BIOL 326 - Ecology Lab Credits: 3
BIOL 346 - Microbiology Lab
BIOL 349 - Human Physiology

Two additional upper-division lab (or lecture and lab) courses, including at least one 400-level course. Students must select courses with departmental advisement/approval. These courses may be applied to other requirements in the Biology - General Emphasis major.
BIOL 322 - Genetics Lab Credits: 4
BIOL 324 - Methods in Molecular Biology w/lab Credits: 4
BIOL 326 - Ecology Lab Credits: 3
BIOL 346 - Microbiology Lab Credits: 4
BIOL 349 - Human Physiology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 402 - Wetland Identification and Delineation w/lab Credits: 4
BIOL 403 - Physiological Ecology of Animals w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 407 - Marine Ecology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 408 - Ecological Methods w/lab Credits: 6
BIOL 409 - Research Reptile Ecology w/lab Credits: 6
BIOL 437 - Faculty-Led Study Abroad Credits: 1-15 
BIOL 452 - Systematic Botany w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 453 - Mycology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 456 - Algae w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 460 - Invertebrate Zoology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 462 - Entomology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 465 - Vertebrate Zoology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 468 - Comparative Vertebrate Physiology Lab Credits: 3
BIOL 477 - Genomic Data Analysis Lab Credits: 4
BIOL 479 - Plant Physiology Credits: 5
BIOL 480 - Sequence Analysis w/lab Credits: 4
BIOL 484 - Cell Biology Lab Credits: 5
BIOL 487 - Advanced Molecular and Cell Lab Credits: 5
CHEM 474 - Biochemistry Laboratory Credits: 5

10 credit hours in selected 400-level courses excluding:
BIOL 432 - Evolutionary Biology Credits: 4
BIOL 494 - Biology Research Credits: 1-5
BIOL 495 - Research Communication Credits: 1-4
BIOL 496 - Professional Work Experience in Biology Credits: 1-5
BIOL 498 - Teaching Practicum Credits: 1-4

Electives:
3-6 credits to make 97. No more than 3 credit hours combined in BIOL 395, BIOL 496 and BIOL 498 and no more than 4 credit hours combined in BIOL 494 and BIOL 495 can be applied to this category. Additional biology elective credits can be taken to fulfill University graduation requirements:

Any 300 or 400-level biology course under advisement.

Note: BIOL 245 and BIOL 348 may not be counted toward this major.

Intensive English Program (1-3 quarters) $ 3,276 per quarter 

International Year (1-3 quarters) $7,821** (Net = $5,000) per quarter 

Direct Admission $24167 

Estimated Room & Board $ 11,873 - $17,710 

Undergraduate Pathway Scholarship Scholarship Available - Upto $8463 

Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship Scholarship Available - Upto $6000 

*Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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