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Bachelor of Science in Biological Science — Boston

Launch your career in biological science: The Bachelor of Science in Biological Science program is designed for students who wish to pursue a science-based career or continue their education by obtaining a graduate degree in a health- or science-related field. This degree program provides you with a strong foundation in both biology and chemistry and includes experiential learning opportunities.

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.

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Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

F1 Visa Eligible

Yes

Overview

This integrated BS program includes core classes in calculus, physics, general biology, microbiology, genetics and molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. You can tailor your learning experience by choosing from electives, including anatomy and physiology, nutrition, pharmacology, bioprocessing, genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics, quality control and validation, and more.

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Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

Learn About Getting Real World Experience

Get Set with a Custom Course Plan

General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

51 semester hours required

English

Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding labs:

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Mathematics

3.00
3.00
3.00

Biology

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Chemistry

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Physics

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Information Technology

Choose one: 

3.00
3.00

Philosophy

3.00

Major Required Courses 

26 semester hours required

Chemistry

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Biology

3.00
1.00
3.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00

Capstone

3.00

Major Elective Courses

Choose at least 9 semester hours from BIO, BTC, HSC.

Electives

Complete a minimum of 34 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language

International Requirements

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.

Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.

How to Apply Are ready to engage with the world and push the boundaries of education? If so, take the next step.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Entry Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester

Fall 2021 Deadlines if Transferring Credit Deadline
August 12, 2021September 9, 2021
September 29, 2021October 27, 2021
Fall 2021 Deadlines if not Transferring Credit Deadline
September 2, 2021September 9, 2021
October 20, 2021October 27, 2021
Fall 2021 International Deadlines Deadline
July 8, 2021International out-of-country application complete (start date: September 9, 2021)
August 12, 2021International in-country application complete (start date: September 9, 2021)

Student Body Profile

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 41,000 new biological science jobs are anticipated to be added between 2014 and 2024.

This bachelor's program will prepare you for employment in government, industry, education, and health-related nonprofit organizations, as well as equip you to pursue graduate studies in a health- or science-related field.

Typical job titles may include: 

  • Research Assistant
  • Research Technician
  • Agricultural and food research technician
  • Conservation and forester research technician
  • Engineering and natural sciences manager
  • Postsecondary teacher
  • Medical and health services manager
  • Medical sales specialist
  • Health communication specialist
  • Science Writer

Career Opportunities and Services

Overview

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Did Your Know?

Biological science occupations are projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026, which will result in about 124,800 new jobs. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

From Our Faculty

“Our biology and biotechnology programs have been built to align with industry and academic partner’s demands, while ensuring students have a strong foundation to pursue any career path they choose. Our constantly growing experiential opportunities allow for our students to leave here with a valuable degree and a resume with real, hands-on experience.”
Elizabeth Zulick, Lead Faculty Member

From Our Students

Northeastern has got a great reputation as a research institution. I can’t help but feel that I made the right choice for me." — Paulette Husbands Ayoung, Current Student