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.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

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.

ASU Online and the School of Life Sciences has partnered with technology industry leaders, Google and Labster, to bring laboratory science coursework to anyone anywhere. Take a look inside our virtual reality lab experience for the course General Biology.

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Calendar

Next Start Date:

05/20/2019
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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 including:

  • 306 Endowments
  • 12 Named Chairs
  • 14 Named Professorships
  • 1 Pulitzer Prize Winner
  • 1 MacArthur Fellow
  • 3 Nobel Laureates

Program Summary

Total Hours:

120

Upper Division Hours:

45

Major GPA:

2.0

Cumulative GPA:

2.0

Total Hours at ASU:

30

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:

Example Careers

Graduates of the program often attend leading graduate schools in communication, law or business schools, or find gainful employment in careers in the areas of:

  • biochemists
  • dentists
  • microbiologists
  • pharmacists
  • veterinarians

Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission
Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.

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