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General Biology at Florida International University

If you plan to study general biology, take a look at what Florida International University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

FIU is located in Miami, Florida and approximately 58,711 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 755 biology majors received their bachelor's degree from FIU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in General Biology section at the bottom of this page.

FIU General Biology Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at FIU

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

FIU does offer online education options in biology for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

FIU General Biology Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks biology programs across the country. The following shows how FIU performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The biology major at FIU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for General Biology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused General Biology Graduate Certificate Schools 7
Best General Biology Master’s Degree Schools 301

In 2019, 4 students received their master’s degree in biology from FIU. This makes it the #282 most popular school for biology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 19 students who received their doctoral degrees in biology, making the school the #21 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of FIU Biology Graduates

The median salary of biology students who receive their bachelor's degree at FIU is $19,600. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $27,600 for all biology students.

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Biology Student Demographics at FIU

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

67% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 755 students who earned a bachelor's degree in General Biology from FIU in 2018-2019, 33% were men and 67% were women.

FIU Gender Breakdown of General Biology Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 48% more racial-ethnic minorities in its biology bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Biology Majors at Florida International University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 35
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 586
White 36
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 17

FIU General Biology Master’s Program

50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
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. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 35% men graduate in biology each year. FIU does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 15% more men than average.

FIU Gender Breakdown of General Biology Master's Degree Grads

In the biology master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 50% of degree recipients. That is 7% better than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Biology Majors at Florida International University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 2
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

FIU also has a doctoral program available in biology. In 2019, 19 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Biology Grads May Go Into

A degree in biology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for FL, the home state for Florida International University.

Occupation Jobs in FL Average Salary in FL
High School Teachers 47,960 $54,120
Medical Scientists 3,470 $82,990
Biological Scientists 1,770 $71,200
Biological Science Professors 1,590 $90,750
Life Scientists 140 $91,970

References

*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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