BA & BS in Biology

ISC - Lipscomb University, United States
BA & BS in Biology
Next enrollment cycle August 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 5,382,464
Course Accredited By ABET
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 7% scholarship

Prepare yourself for the career of your choice with our customizable biology degree. Our faculty are world-class scientists who stay current in their field as the world of science evolves.

  • Let us ready you to be a middle or high school teacher. As a biology teaching major, you'll get to network during clinical practice classes, which will set you up for employment by graduation. You'll have the chance to go to the Tennessee Science Teachers Association meeting or the National Science Teachers Association meeting. You'll get to learn about teaching ideas, influential research and network with other science teachers from across the U.S. 
  • Whether you choose our teaching or general biology degree, our scientists will mentor you and ready you to think critically. You'll grow your working knowledge of biology. So come gain research experience in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Your time here will equip you to enter research graduate programs or professional schools, too. Our graduates are in careers as physicians, dentists, teachers, pharmacists, veterinarians, physical therapists, physician assistants, research scientists and more. 

Program Foundations

  • Biology teaching majors receive the same core as biology (general) majors. A special course developed only for those pursuing teaching is Methods of Teaching Biology. This is a 3 hour course usually taken with Clinical Practice II, which combines content with pedagogy. In this course, students learn not only their craft but also have time structured for edTPA, safety in the classroom and grant writing.

Enrollment Cycles

  • August 2024
  • January 2025

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements 
Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) Overall 79
  • IELTS Overall 6.5
  • Pearson (PTE) 60 
  • Pearson Versant 64 or higher
  • Duolingo 105
  • GPA: Undergraduate: 2.5 for Direct Admission

Biology Core*

BY 1134 - Principles of Biology: Cell and Genetics
BY 1144 - Principles of Biology: Diversity and Ecology
BY 2114 - Cell Biology
BY 3114 - Genetics
BY 4044 - Ecology
BY 4802 - Capstone Course
* A minimum grade of "C" in each of the core courses is required.

Biology electives**
Five courses selected from:

BY 2213 - Introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology or
BY 3514 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I and
BY 3524 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BY 2424 - Introductory Microbiology or
BY 3214 - Microbiology
BY 2623 - Field Botany
BY 3223 - Virology
BY 3323 - Immunology
BY 3333 - Molecular Basis of Human Disease
BY 3413 - Limnology
BY 3903 - Internship in Biology
BY 4014 - Molecular Biology
BY 4023 - Cancer Biology
BY 4213 - Developmental Genetics
BY 4323 - Histology
BY 4413 - Vertebrate Zoology 
BY 450V - Independent Research or
BY 460V - Special Topics in Biology**
** Variable credit courses used to satisfy the major elective requirement must be at 2 credit hours or above and are subject to approval by the academic chair.

CM 1113 - General Chemistry I
CM 1123 - General Chemistry II
CM 1211 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
CM 1221 - General Chemistry Laboratory II
CM 2113 - Organic Chemistry I
CM 2123 - Organic Chemistry II
CM 2211 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CM 2221 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

MA 2183 - Elementary Statistics
Each biology major must take the Major Field Achievement Test in biology prior to graduation.

Biology Minor
Total hours required: 18
Specific courses required:
18 hours of Biology courses

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