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BS & BA in Biological Science

Shorelight - University of Pacific, United States
BS & BA in Biological Science
Next enrollment cycle April 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 8,009,260
Course Accredited By NA
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 30% scholarship

The Department of Biological Sciences' program of studies is flexible enough to enable you to pursue careers in molecular and cellular biology, botany, microbiology, physiology or zoology as graduate students. Some students pursue jobs in biotechnology, education, marketing and sales, among other fields. Programs in the department also prepare students for professional fields such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, medical technology, nursing or physical therapy.

Research

  • As a student of biological sciences at Pacific, you will work with faculty members who have expertise in a variety of different biological systems. You will explore your field of study through undergraduate experiential learning and research opportunities. You will also enjoy small upper-division classes that allow direct interaction with your professors, as well as the use of modern facilities and cutting-edge biological instrumentation. 
  • Unlike larger institutions that rely on graduate students to gather scientific data, Pacific offers unparalleled research opportunities for undergraduate students.
  • The Department of Biological Sciences also has a Master of Sciences Program that enables students to work closely with faculty members in research and teaching.

Health-Based

  • Our programs prepare you for health-based professional fields that include dentistry, pharmacy, medicine, biotechnology, nursing or physical therapy.
  • Faculty advisers work closely with University of the Pacific's Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry admissions committees to ease student transition from pre-professional to professional programs.

Enrollment Cycles

  • April 2024
  • July 2024
  • November 2024

Entry Requirements

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5 
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms NA
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms NA
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms NA

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

TANZANIA

  • 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

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

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

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed;
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

 

Bachelor of Arts Major in Biological Sciences

  • Students must complete a minimum of 120 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in biological sciences.

Major Requirements

Minimum 66 units that include:

  • BIOL 051 Principles of Biology 5 hrs
  • BIOL 061 Principles of Biology 5 hrs
  • BIOL 101 Genetics 5 hrs
  • BIOL 175 Ecology 5 hrs
  • BIOL Electives (4 additional courses above BIOL 061, excluding BIOL 089, BIOL 093, BIOL 191. 2 courses must include a laboratory component) 16hrs
  • CHEM 025 General Chemistry 5 hrs
  • CHEM 027 General Chemistry 5 hrs

Select one of the following groups: 10hrs

Group A

PHYS 023

  • General Physics I

PHYS 025

  • General Physics II

Group B

PHYS 053

  • Principles of Physics I

PHYS 055

  • Principles of Physics II

Math Electives - Select one of the following: 4hrs

MATH 033

  • Elements of Calculus

MATH 03

  • Introduction to Statistics and Probability

MATH 041

  • Pre-calculus

MATH 045

  • Introduction to Finite Mathematics and Calculus

MATH 051

  • Calculus I

MATH 053

  • Calculus II

Electives: 2 additional courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Geosciences  8hrs

  • Total Hours 68 hrs
  • These electives may include a lab.
  • Biology electives above BIOL 061 excluding BIOL 089, BIOL 093 and BIOL 191.
  • Chemistry electives above CHEM 121, excluding CHEM 191 and CHEM 197.
  • GESC 191 and GESC 197 do not count towards these electives.

Bachelor of Science Major in Biological Sciences

Major Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 76 units that include:

  • BIOL 051 Principles of Biology 5
  • BIOL 061 Principles of Biology 5 hrs
  • BIOL 101 Genetics 5 hrs
  • BIOL 175 Ecology 5 hrs
  • BIOL Electives (6 additional courses above BIOL 061 excluding BIOL 089 and BIOL 093. Two of the BIOL elective courses must include a laboratory component) 24-27
  • CHEM 025 General Chemistry 5 hrs
  • CHEM 027 General Chemistry 5 hrs
  • CHEM 121 Organic Chemistry 5 hrs
  • CHEM 123 Organic Chemistry 5hrs

Select one of the following groups: 10hrs

Group A

PHYS 023

  • General Physics I

PHYS 025

  • General Physics II

Group B

PHYS 053

  • Principles of Physics I

PHYS 055

  • Principles of Physics II

MATH Electives - Select one of the following: 4hrs

MATH 033

  • Elements of Calculus

MATH 037

  • Introduction to Statistics and Probability

MATH 041

  • Pre-calculus

MATH 045

  • Introduction to Finite Mathematics and Calculus

MATH 051

  • Calculus I

MATH 053

  • Calculus II

Total Hours 78-81HRS

  • Four units of BIOL 191 or BIOL 197 may count as electives.
  • Students do not receive credit for both BIOL 170 and BIOL 111, nor do students receive credit for both BIOL 180 and BIOL 111.

 

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