BS in Marine 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

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 6% scholarship
Near the shores of the Salish Sea, Western is in an ideal location for undergraduates studying marine sciences.
The Biology – Marine Emphasis major provides a thorough introduction to the basic areas of biology and supporting sciences while allowing specialization in marine biology. Students explore the structure and function of marine organisms and their relationship with the environment.

A highlight for most students in this emphasis is the opportunity to enroll in courses taught at Western’s Shannon Point Marine Center located in Anacortes, WA (about an hour from Bellingham). These all-day courses give students the opportunity to delve deeply into marine ecology and algal diversity, and include boat-based research and trips to nearby islands.

The integrated conceptual foundation in biology, the critical thinking skills, quantitative problem-solving abilities, leadership with team-building skills, and scientific research skills students obtain from lecture and laboratory courses in the B.S. Biology curriculum ultimately are critical for post-baccalaureate studies and future job performance.

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

*Semester= 4Months
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Basic Requirements: 101-102 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:
ESCI 321 - Oceanography Credits: 4
Three upper-division lab classes:
BIOL 326 - Ecology Lab Credits: 3

One lecture and lab course from the list of courses below
One additional 300- or 400-level lab (or lecture and lab) course

13-15 credits from the following courses (includes the required lecture and lab courses chosen from this category):
BIOL 324 - Methods in Molecular Biology w/lab Credits: 4
BIOL 403 - Physiological Ecology of Animals w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 405 - Microbial Ecology Credits: 4
BIOL 407 - Marine Ecology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 437 - Faculty-Led Study Abroad Credits: 1-15
BIOL 456 - Algae w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 460 - Invertebrate Zoology w/lab Credits: 5
BIOL 464 - Biology of Marine Mammals Credits: 4

Electives:
0-2 credits to make 101-102 total: any 300- or 400-level biology course with advisor approval.
Additional biology elective credits can be taken to fulfill university graduation requirements.
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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