Faculty and student research is generally published in quality research journals. Study in various areas, from molecular biology to natural history, is available to the student seeking preparation for teaching or for research in modern biology.
Some areas of specialization are: animal behavior, animal physiology, molecular systematics, ecological physiology, behavioral ecology, conservation biology, marine biology, and paleontology.
Autumn of 2024
Aug 1, 2023
Jan 1, 2024
May 1, 2024
Autumn of 2025
Aug 1, 2024
Jan 1, 2025
May 1, 2025
The successful applicant must meet the general admission requirements of the School of Medicine. Undergraduate preparation should include a bachelor's degree in biology (M.S. recommended). See more in the LLU Catalog on the web.
General physics (one year)
General chemistry (one year)
Organic chemistry (one year)
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.
Expected Cost of Attendance
Academic Year 2017-2018
Year of Program:
Books & Supplies
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Many students in this program receive financial aid.
Estimated Living Expenses
Academic Year 2017-2018, off campus, with a roommate
Year of Program:
Food and Housing
Miscellaneous Personal Costs
Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.