Online Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology

The online Bachelor of Science in biological sciences with a concentration in genetics, cell and developmental biology is a one-of-a-kind degree that combines the study of three essential areas of life science. Gaining a deep understanding of genetics, cells and developmental biology can prepare you for careers in medicine, biotechnology or medical research.

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Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is a biological sciences degree with a concentration in genetics, cell and developmental biology?

This exciting online bachelor’s degree in biological sciences is the first of its kind to integrate three related areas of life science research: genetics, cell and developmental biology. Genetics is the study of genes and the science of heredity, or traits passed down from one generation to the next. Cell biology is the study of cells – the smallest units of life – and their structures and functions. Cell biology is important because it explains how all living things, including people, animals and plants, live. Finally, developmental biology uses both genetics and cell biology to understand how multicellular organisms grow and develop.

The combined study of genetics, cell biology and developmental biology can help lead to a better understanding of diseases, regeneration and aging. This concentration requires coursework at the intersection of genetics, genomes and developmental biology. Our curriculum allows students to have a very focused understanding of these pathways. We tailor the program requirements to strongly prepare students for graduate and professional degrees in genetics, medicine and genomes.

What is an online bachelor’s degree in biological sciences?

 

Biological science is an umbrella term covering the many branches of biology, including genetics, cellular biology, developmental biology and more. In the Bachelor of Science in biological sciences with a concentration in genetics, cell and developmental biology program, you’ll investigate genetics, cell function and their dramatic influence on human life.

What will I learn in a biological sciences BS degree?

 

In a biological sciences bachelor’s degree, you’ll explore different areas of biology and examine biological questions of interest. This program is ideal for students interested in studying classical genetics, genomics, molecular biology, developmental biology, evolution, biochemistry, cellular biology, regenerative medicine and more.

Will my bachelor's degree in biological sciences say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Biological sciences courses

You’ll complete courses designed to give you a strong foundational knowledge of the fundamental concepts found within the biological sciences, chemistry, physics, statistics and more.


BIO 360: Animal Physiology


BIO 420: Immunology: Molecular and Cellular Foundations


MIC 420: Immunology: Molecular and Cellular Foundations


MBB 440: Functional Genomics


BIO 440: Functional Genomics


BIO 351: Developmental Biology


BIO 353: Cell Biology


BCH 361: Advanced Principles of Biochemistry


Genetics, cell and developmental biology jobs

As a graduate with an online bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, you’ll be well-equipped to enter into a variety of career fields, including genetics, biotechnology and medicine. You may also be interested in continuing your education as a physician, dentist, veterinarian and pharmacist, among others.

Biological Sciences Professor


Growth: 9.3 %
Salary: $85,600

Clinical Trial Manager


Growth: 4.8 %
Salary: $137,940

Cytotechnologist


Growth: %
Salary:

Epidemiologist


Growth: 4.6 %
Salary: $74,560

Geneticist


Growth: 2.2 %
Salary: $85,290

High School Teacher


Growth: 3.8 %
Salary: $62,870

Life Scientist


Growth: 4.6 %
Salary: $82,000

Medical Scientist


Growth: 6.1 %
Salary: $91,510

Learn from the most prestigious faculty members

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.

Learn from the most prestigious faculty members

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.

Biological science admission requirements

I am a future

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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. 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 gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. 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 most diverse college at ASU

The 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.

25,000+


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.

Tuition calculator

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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