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BSc Bachelor of Science in Biology

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

24070 USD
24070 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)90
TOEFL-PBT (min)577
SAT (avg)1450

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About this course

Course 7-A is designed for students who wish to obtain a background in biology as preparation for careers without laboratory research. Course 7-A has the same core requirements as Course 7, but does not require a 30-unit laboratory subject within its Restricted Electives.

Students are encouraged to use their elective subjects for more advanced subjects in their field and for additional study in basic and advanced subjects offered in various departments.

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Eligibility Criteria

Graduate Record Examination

Most MIT departments require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test

and an appropriate Subject Test. The fee for the GRE ranges approximately from $160 to $190 US.

The General Test is offered only on the computer in the US and in most locations

around the world. The computer-based GRE General Test is available year round, and

appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to maximize

your chances of scheduling your preferred test date and time.

International English Language Testing System

IELTS exam measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills

– listening, reading, writing, and speaking – for people who intend to study or work

where English is the language of communication.

Test of English as a Foreign Language

Students whose native language is not English may take the Test of English as a

Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 577 (233 for computer-based; 90

for internet-based) is required for visa certification.

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Course Modules

Required Subjects - Units
5.12 Organic Chemistry I 12
7.03 Genetics 12
7.05 General Biochemistry 12
or 5.07[J] Biological Chemistry I
7.06 Cell Biology 12
Select one of the following: 1 12
Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Physical Chemistry of Biomolecular Systems
Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems
Select one of the following: 15-18
Introduction to Experimental Biology and Communication (CI-M)
Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering (CI-M)
Restricted Electives
Select three undergraduate-level 12-unit subjects offered by the Department of Biology for which 7.03 and/or 7.05 are prerequisites. 2 36
Select one of the following CI-M subjects: 12-18
Materials Laboratory (CI-M)
Biochemistry and Organic Laboratory (CI-M)
Biological and Physical Chemistry Laboratory (CI-M)
Cellular Biophysics and Neurophysiology (CI-M)
Communication in Experimental Biology (CI-M)
Experimental Physics I (CI-M)
Experimental Molecular Neurobiology (CI-M)
Current Topics in Developmental Neurobiology (CI-M)
Chemical Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M)
Energy Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M)
Chemical-Biological Engineering Laboratory (CI-M)
Biological Engineering Projects Laboratory (CI-M)
Biological Engineering Design (CI-M)
Unrestricted Electives
Select 90-93 units 90-93
Total Units 216
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs (36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree 180

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How to Apply

Letters Of Recommendation

At MIT, we require letters of recommendation from two teachers (one math/science, one humanities), plus materials from your guidance counselor (typically including your transcript, a school profile, and a letter of recommendation). 

MIT's recommendations process is online; you will need to create a separate recommendations account in addition to your MyMIT account

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