Here at Erskine, the Biology Department seeks to help students better grasp the world we live in through furthering their understanding of the biological sciences. A major in biology emphasizes discovery, scientific thinking, and the skills needed for a career or further study.
Two concentrations are available.
- A major in Biology with an emphasis in Biomedical Science (BS-Biomed) is designed for students who plan to seek advanced degrees in medicine, pharmacology, or pharmacy, and careers in biomedical research, forensic science, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology.
- A major in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology, Environmental Science, and Wildlife Biology (BS-EEW) is designed for students seeking to work or pursue graduate studies in conservation biology, ecology, zoology, botany, wildlife management, or environmental science.
Erskine’s Department of Biology has a history of successfully placing graduates in professional, medical, and graduate programs ranging from medicine and human genetics to environmental law and toxicology.
Other graduates directly enter competitive job markets, pursuing such careers as veterinary medicine, wildlife biology, genetic technology, and management.
The Office of Admissions accepts applications on a rolling basis. Students may apply for admission beginning January 1 of the year prior to intended entry and decision notifications for complete applications will be sent on a rolling basis. Students should confirm their enrollment by the national candidates’ reply date, May 1.
- Submitted application. There is a $25 fee for all applications.
- Submission of the transcript. Must be translated into a U.S. 4.0 grading scale and go through IEE, WES or ECE.
- SAT Scores.
- English Language Proficiency Test. English proficiency is required when a student’s native language is not English. Recommended TOEFL score: 70 iBT (Internet-based test) or IELTS score: 6.0
Upon acceptance, students must submit an enrollment fee and Certificate of Finance. An I-20 will then be issued so that the student may obtain a visa. The student is responsible for any fees associated with acquiring the student visa.
All admitted students are required to submit an enrollment fee to reserve their place in the incoming class. Enrollment fees will be accepted as long as there is available space in the incoming class. This enrollment fee is refundable for fall applicants unless otherwise specified if requested in writing by May 1.