Online Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

The online Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences degree enables students to delve into the basic organization and processes of life (microbes, plants and animals) at scales ranging from molecules to ecosystems and in time from picoseconds to millennia.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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The online biological sciences program spans investigations into genetic and environmental causes of diversity, how organisms evolve, the interplay of organisms and their environments, and how these factors influence health and disease. The curriculum aligns with the broad scientific competencies recommended for premed students in a report of the American Medical Colleges and the Howard Hughes Medical Committee and reflected in the 2015 changes to the MCAT. The degree includes all chemistry, biochemistry, math and physics courses needed to prepare students for the MCAT or medical school admissions, as well as any graduate program in biology.

Students may be required to attend an on-campus lab on the Tempe, Arizona campus, or fulfill the requirement via transfer credit.

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Featured courses


BIO 281: Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors I (SQ)


BIO 282: Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors II


BIO 340: General Genetics


BIO 345: Evolution


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Biological Sciences Professor


Growth: 15.2 %
Salary: $78,240

Biological Scientist (General)


Growth: 8 %
Salary: $76,690

Clinical Trial Manager


Growth: 9.9 %
Salary: $118,970

Dentist


Growth: 19.4 %
Salary: $151,440

Environmental Protection Specialist


Growth: 11.1 %
Salary: $69,400

High School Teacher


Growth: 7.5 %
Salary: $59,170

Medical and Health Services Manager


Growth: 20.5 %
Salary: $98,350

Pharmacist


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $124,170

Surgeon (General)


Growth: 11.4 %
Salary: #

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The largest and more diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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