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Ohio Wesleyan 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 Ohio Wesleyan University. Here, you’ll find out more about the major bachelor’s degree program in biology, including such details as the number of graduates, ethnicity of students, related majors and concentrations, and more.

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Rankings for the OWU BS in Biology

#641 in the U.S
#23 in Ohio

If you're having trouble deciding which school is best for you, you may want to check out our many college rankings. The bachelor's program at OWU was ranked #641 on College Factual's Best Schools for biology list. It is also ranked #23 in Ohio.

Here are some of the other rankings for OWU.

Ranking Type Rank
Best General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 627
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for General Biology 627
Best Value Colleges for General Biology 641
Best General Biology Schools 641
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for General Biology 705
Most Focused Colleges for General Biology 804
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for General Biology 1,045
Most Popular Colleges for General Biology 1,211

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

$47,130 Average Tuition and Fees (In-State)

OWU Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time undergraduate tuition at OWU was $5,090 per credit hour for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows the average full-time tuition and fees for undergraduates.

In State Out of State
Tuition $46,870 $46,870
Fees $260 $260
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200
On Campus Room and Board $13,246 $13,246
On Campus Other Expenses $1,700 $1,700

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Does OWU Offer an Online BS in Biology?

Online degrees for the OWU biology bachelor’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the OWU Online Learning page.

OWU Bachelor’s Student Diversity for Biology

12 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded
91.7% Women
25.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 12 students received their bachelor’s degree in biology. The gender and racial-ethnic breakdown of those individuals is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their bachelor’s degree in biology in 2019-2020, 91.7% of them were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 66.0%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a bachelor’s degree in biology at OWU in 2019-2020, 25.0% were 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 9
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

BS in Biology Focus Areas at OWU

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

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Biology Studies 12

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 3
Botany/Plant Biology 1
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 4
Zoology 24
Genetics 8

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*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.

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