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Biology Education - BSED

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    9,724 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,724 USD

  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    January, August

Program Overview

What Black Hills State University says about their program:
"Do you love exploring plants, animals, medicine and the world in which we live? The Black Hills State University biology program has an outstanding curriculum and faculty supported by state-of-the-art facilities where you can experience great hands-on learning.
Earning your degree in biology will open the door to a variety of engaging careers. A biology graduate may pursue a career as a physician, physical therapist, pharmacist, marine biologist, forensic scientist and many more.
The biology major is intended to give students an undergraduate education with an emphasis on several broad areas within the science of biology. It is strongly recommended that all Biology majors take Calculus, have one year of Physics, and minor in Chemistry. Computer science proficiency is highly recommended.
Required Core - 21 semester hours
Minor in Biology - 24 hours

Minor in Biology - Teaching - 24 hours

Biology majors are able to find careers in a variety of fields:
Learn more about careers
Visit the Center for the Advancement of Math and Science Education (CAMSE) page"

Admissions requirements

This is an exciting time in your life. Whether you're heading to college for the first time or looking to advance your career, BHSU can help you achieve your dreams. Please see below the admissions requirements in order to start your journey.

TOEFL 61 / IELTS 5.5 SAT reading and writing 480 Minimum GPA of 2.0


  • a student enrolls in BHSU's Academic English Preparation Program
  • a student has attended a school in the US for one academic year
  • African students WAEC Score C4 in English Language
  • the student is from a native English speaking country

It is required that you send BHSU official transcripts for all educational institutions you have attended.

  • High School Transcripts: Must be in a sealed and stamped envelope, mailed directly from the issuing institution, translated into English. Must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.6 (if you will be entering BHSU directly post-secondary school). If you took the WAEC, please send your official WAEC Certificate and new / unused scratch card to BHSU

  • College / university transcripts: Must be in a sealed and stamped envelope, mailed directly from the issuing institution, translated into English

If you are transferring from another university or college you must have a minimum university GPA of 2.0. If you would like the possibility of your university credits transferred from a university outside the US, please obtain a course-by-course evaluation from WES or ECE to be sent to BHSU.

  • Financial responsibility documents: Complete the Official Statement of Finances. Must have a notary’s signature and stamp witnessing the guarantor/sponsor’s signature. Must also provide a bank statement or bank letter with $18,474 for one academic year noted; this must be signed and stamped by a bank official.

Fall semester (August) - application deadline June 1 Spring semester (January) - application deadline November 1

Fees and funding

The cost of attendance at BHSU is great value for international students. The estimated annual tuition and fees (24 credits) is under $10,000 with housing, room and board, insurance, and books estimated at an additional $8,000. This is a total estimated annual cost under $20,000.

  • Undergraduate tuition

    $9,724 per year (12 credits) + $200 international student fee

  • Graduate tuition

    $6,987 per year + $200 international student fee

Total I-20 cost for Undergrad: $19,234

Total I-20 cost for grad (MBA): $16,497

Global Ambassador Scholarship

Live in a residence hall on campus free of charge (Up to 8 academic semesters). Housing costs vary year to year; however, the current estimated value is $14,000 distributed over four years. This competitive scholarship is awarded only to international students, and recipients are selected based on a personal essay, GPA, test scores, and extracurricular involvement. Students must be admitted to BHSU to be awarded scholarships.

Buzz Bonus Scholarship

This award is available to a high school graduate who has not previously attended a post-secondary institution. The application must be made during the senior year of high school. To be eligible, a student must attain a minimum SAT composite score of 1060, be in the upper 33% of their class rank, and must have been admitted to Black Hills State University. This scholarship will be awarded for four years if the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA and takes 30 credit hours per academic year.

Visa requirements for Black Hills State University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements