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School of Applied Sciences

Biology
Bachelor of Science

Be part of a unique Biology program of individualized classroom instruction and hands-on experience in state-of-the-art laboratories.

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Mount Ida’s Biology program will give you with the basis of knowledge for understanding the human body, animal social structure and behavior, plant function and diversity, as well as the ecology, genetics, evolution, and physiology of all organisms and environments.

Preparation for the real world.

In Mount Ida’s Biology program, you’ll be part of a unique program of comprehensive applied learning, with plenty of lab time and personalized attention from industry-expert faculty to help you master advanced material.

The Biology curriculum includes a full year of independent research devoted to a biology research project. Some Biology students also choose a course of study in pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary, or pre-dentistry.

Biology students should also consider a minor in forensic science, pathology or professional writing.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listings, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Biology degree program in our College Catalog.

Program Requirements - 121 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 26 credits- Science Core Courses
  • 44 credits- Program Required Courses
  • 33 credits- All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
  • 18 credits- Open Electives

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • BI 108- Biology of Organisms
  • BI 205- Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BI 210- Ecology and Evolution
  • BI 235- Microbiology Fundamentals
  • BI 301- Plant Biology
  • BI 310- Zoology
  • BI 340- Genetics

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Biology faculty directory.

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Faculty Spotlight

Daniel Williams

Department Chair Associate Professor

With more than a dozen years teaching and more doing research, Professor Williams brings a hands-on approach to his students. “A lot of new information is coming out really quickly and I use stories from what I have read, learned or experienced, using my own experience of what I liked in the classroom, to engage my students’ interest. “ Whether teaching about neuroscience, pharmacology, biology, anatomy or any of the fields of natural science, Professor Williams says he enjoys every minute ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

Mount Ida’s Biology graduates are prepared for diverse careers and advanced degree programs in the life sciences, including:

  • energy
  • pharmaceuticals
  • biotechnology
  • environmental management
  • biology graduate programs
  • medical graduate programs
  • pharmaceutical degree programs

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions & Tuition

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-2018 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Per Course Fees:

Biology Course with Lab-$80.00

Chemistry Course with Lab-$80.00

Physics Course with Lab-$80.00

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Effective teaching requires an ability to engage students from diverse backgrounds who may bring different modes of learning styles to the classroom.
Alioune Gueye

Associate Professor

Veterinary Technology in the School of Applied Sciences