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Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences (Biology concentration)

Bachelor's in Natural Sciences (Biology)

With a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences (Biology concentration), you can build your career in growth industries such as health care, energy, and environmental science.

At Excelsior College you can earn a natural sciences degree completely online. Our program is designed specifically for working adults who need to balance their education with work and family obligations. Excelsior's online degree fits more comfortably within a busy schedule and limited budget than a biology degree from an on-campus college.

A national leader in distance learning since 1971, Excelsior College offers:

  • Online classes that you take from your own computer, where and when your schedule permits.
  • A short and speedy path to a natural sciences degree, with generous transfer policies that maximize the value of your previously earned college credits.
  • Academic credit for eligible forms of military training, job experience, and other real-world accomplishments.
  • Affordable tuition and low student fees, with flexible payment options that won't bust your budget.

A High-quality Natural Sciences Degree from an Accredited College

You'll work with first-rate faculty who teach in biology programs at institutions across the country. Throughout your enrollment, you'll get personalized support from Excelsior's award-winning academic advising team.

You'll graduate with an online natural sciences degree that pays off in the workplace and the job market.

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BS in Natural Sciences Credit Requirements

Minimum of 120 credits: 60 credits (21 in upper level) in arts and sciences and 60 credits (9 in upper level) in applied professional courses, additional arts and sciences courses or a combination of both. Concentration: minimum of 33 credits, with at least 18 at the upper level including a 3 credit capstone course and a minimum 2.0 GPA required. All science courses must be taken within ten years from the time of enrollment. Please speak to your advisor for details.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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