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General Biology at Florida International University

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General Biology at Florida International University

The General Biology major is part of the biological & biomedical sciences program at Florida International University.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. We've also included details on how FIU ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in biology.

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General Biology Degrees Available at FIU

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology
  • Master’s Degree in Biology
  • Doctorate Degree in Biology

FIU Biology Rankings

The bachelor's program at FIU was ranked #297 on College Factual's Best Schools for biology list. It is also ranked #9 in Florida.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Online General Biology Schools 1
Most Popular Colleges for General Biology 2
Best Online General Biology Schools 3
Best General Biology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 134
Best General Biology Colleges for Veterans 151
Best Value Colleges for General Biology 179
Best Colleges for General Biology 297
Most Focused Colleges for General Biology 428
Highest Paid General Biology Graduates 624

Popularity of Biology at FIU

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Florida International University handed out 755 bachelor's degrees in general biology. Due to this, the school was ranked #2 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 4% over the previous year when 723 degrees were handed out.

In 2019, 4 students received their master’s degree in biology from FIU. This makes it the #280 most popular school for biology master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 19 students received their doctoral degrees in biology in 2019, making the school the #21 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Biology Graduates from FIU Make?

Salary of Biology Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

Biology majors who earn their bachelor's degree from FIU go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $19,600 a year. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $27,600 for all biology students.

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How Much Student Debt Do Biology Graduates from FIU Have?

Student Debt of Biology Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at FIU, biology students borrow a median amount of $17,072 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all biology bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $24,715.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the biology program at FIU is $177 per month.

FIU Biology Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the biology majors at Florida International University.

FIU General Biology Bachelor’s Program

Of the 755 students who graduated with a Bachelor’s in biology from FIU in 2019, 33% were men and 67% were women.

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The majority of the bachelor's degree graduates for this major are Hispanic or Latino. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 78% of grads fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor's in biology.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 35
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 586
White 36
Non-Resident Aliens 27
Other Races 17

FIU General Biology Master’s Program

Of the 4 students who earned a master's degree in General Biology from FIU in 2018-2019, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Florida International University with a master's in biology.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 2
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 0

Majors Similar to Biology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 21
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 17

View All General Biology Related Majors >

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