Program Description

Faculty and student research is generally published in quality research journals. Study in various areas, from molecular biology to natural history, is available to the student seeking preparation for teaching or for research in modern biology.

Program Website

Program Length

3-6 Years

Possible Careers

Some areas of specialization are: animal behavior, animal physiology, molecular systematics, ecological physiology, behavioral ecology, conservation biology, marine biology, and paleontology.

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2022 Aug 1, 2021 Jan 1, 2022 May 1, 2022
Autumn of 2023 Aug 1, 2022 Jan 1, 2023 May 1, 2023

Admissions Requirements

The successful applicant must meet the general admission requirements of the School of Medicine. Undergraduate preparation should include a bachelor's degree in biology (M.S. recommended). See more in the LLU Catalog on the web.

Prerequisites

  • Statistics
  • Precalculus (required)
  • Calculus (recommended)
  • General physics (one year)
  • General chemistry (one year)
  • Organic chemistry (one year)
  • Biochemistry (recommended)
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2017-2018

Year of Program: Year 1
Tuition $9,280
Fees $3,196
Books & Supplies
Instruments
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $12,476

Notes

Many students in this program receive financial aid.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2017-2018, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1
Months enrolled 12
Room & Board $14,100
Transportation $3,780
Personal Expenses $1,740

Notes

  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.