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Northern State University BS in General Biology

The main focus area for this major is Biology Studies. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

General Biology is a major offered under the biological and biomedical sciences program of study at Northern State University. We’ve gathered data and other essential information about the bachelor’s degree program in biology, such as if the program is offered online, ethnicity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more.

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Rankings for the NSU BS in Biology

#312 in the U.S
#3 in South Dakota

Each year, we produce a number of different types of college rankings to help students decide which school is the best fit for them. The bachelor's program at NSU was ranked #312 on College Factual's Best Schools for biology list. It is also ranked #3 in South Dakota.

Here are some of the other rankings for NSU.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for General Biology 242
Most Focused Colleges for General Biology 290
Best General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 308
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for General Biology 308
Best Value Colleges for General Biology 312
Best General Biology Schools 312
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for General Biology 790
Most Popular Colleges for General Biology 899

How Much Does a Bachelor’s in Biology from NSU Cost?

$8,750 Average Tuition and Fees (In-State)
$26,000 Average Student Debt

NSU Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time undergraduate tuition at NSU was $394 per credit hour for out-of-state students. The average for in-state students was $292 per credit hour. Information about average full-time undergraduate tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $7,540 $10,611
Fees $1,210 $1,210
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200
On Campus Room and Board $8,925 $8,925
On Campus Other Expenses $4,200 $4,200

Learn more about NSU tuition and fees.

NSU Biology BS Student Debt

One way to think about how much a school will cost is to look at how much in student loans that you have to take out to get your degree. Biology students who received their bachelor’s degree at NSU took out an average of $26,000 in student loans. That is 11% higher than the national average of $23,366.


Does NSU Offer an Online BS in Biology?

NSU does not offer an online option for its biology bachelor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the NSU Online Learning page.

NSU Bachelor’s Student Diversity for Biology

23 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded
52.2% Women
13.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 23 bachelor’s degrees in biology awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their bachelor’s degree in biology in 2019-2020, 52.2% of them were women. This is less than the nationwide number of 66.0%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Around 13.0% of biology bachelor’s degree recipients at NSU in 2019-2020 were awarded to racial-ethnic minorities*. This is lower than the nationwide number of 43%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 20
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

BS in Biology Focus Areas at NSU

General Biology students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Biology Studies 23

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to general biology.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 8

View All General Biology Related Majors >


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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