B.A., Biology

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Florida International University

Bachelor of Arts, Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University offers you a unique combination of studies in the fully online Bachelor of Arts in Biology program. If you are majoring in biology you will be exposed to a wide range of biological topics through the online experience. FIU’s curriculum for the online BA in Biology provides a background in critical thinking, cutting-edge science knowledge and skills to help the scientific community make progress in vital areas.

Bridge the gap between the problems we face and the solutions we need to live well through life sciences. FIU’s online bachelor’s degrees in biology provides you with the tools you need to solve the issues of our time with new and innovative methods. You can choose to concentrate in one five tracks: General Track, Allied Health Profession Track, Bioentrepreneur Track, Health Policy, Environmental Policy, and Pre-Law Track, Science Communication Track.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Biological Technician
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Teacher

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Complete Florida application
  • $30 application fee
  • Official college transcripts
  • If you have fewer than 60 transferable credits, you must also submit your high school transcripts and SAT and/or ACT scores, in addition to any transcripts from post-secondary schools, to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. CLEP, AP, and IB scores must be sent separately if AA degree has not been posted to transcripts.

*Missing residency information will prevent you from registering for classes if admitted. FIU accepts transcripts in the following ways:

1) Electronic
  • Faster (All FL public institutions)
  • Naviance (Typically used by private HS schools)
  • SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records

2) Hardcopy

Transcript sent directly from your high school and/or college in a sealed envelope to:

Florida International University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 659003
Miami, FL 33265-9003

NOTE: Transcripts received by FIU become the property of FIU and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to any other institution. Please do not send us your original transcript/diploma if you have no other copies.

Admissions decisions are made on a space-available basis as applications are completed and all supporting documents are received. In order to be invited to apply for merit scholarships you must be admitted prior to November 1 and meet minimum scholarship criteria.