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Major Guide: Biology

Biology (n) – the study of life

The fastest-growing field of science, studying biology has numerous impacts, from medicine and healthcare, to the environment and climate changes, to global population and food sources. For some, a Biology degree is the first step towards becoming a doctor, research scientist, teacher, lawyer, physician – the list goes on and on!

However, one thing is for certain: a study abroad experience will have a positive impact on your academic and professional career!

Below, are recommended programs for Biology majors. These programs will allow you to take a full course load of biology classes so you don’t fall behind academically while abroad.
*This is not an exhaustive list.

Biology Major Guide (PDF version)

Seoul city view Nakhonpathom, Thailand

UT Open Campus Semester (STEM + Society track)

ISA Seoul: STEM, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

Mahidol University International College

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Monteverde, Costa Rica


Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Seoul, South Korea

Program Type: UT Exchange

Program Location: Nakhonpathom, Thailand

Quick Look: The UT Open Campus program offers you flexibility to experience multiple countries. You can participate in up to three blocks in a single location, or mix and match at the different Global Institutes. Quick Look: With over 20 million people residing in the Seoul metropolitan area, the capital of South Korea is truly a modern, cosmopolitan, and dazzling city. Quick Look: Study in English with optional Thai courses in one of Thailand’s oldest universities in a thriving campus town and residential suburb of Bangkok, and surrounded by a wealth of attractions.


University of Canterbury

University of Nottingham

Program Type: UT Direct

Program Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Program Feature: Internship placements available

Program Type: UT Exchange

Program Location: Nottingham, England

Quick Look: Located in urban Christchurch, this mild climate and diverse population permits countless activities including theatre, music, parks, and nature, as well as sports, like rugby, cricket, hockey, and soccer.  Quick Look: Offering all the buzz of a big city, Nottingham is one of the UK’s most cosmopolitan: combining proud history with cutting-edge modernity, from the world’s oldest pub to designer boutiques.
Accra busy street

USAC Accra: University of Ghana

USAC Ireland: University College Cork

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Accra, Ghana

Program Features: Internship placements available; Service-learning and field study opportunities

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Cork, Ireland

Quick Look: Experience Ghana’s capital of 2.5 million people and visit cultural and historical sites like Mole National Park and the Cape Coast slave castles. Study African and Development Studies and take Service Learning courses. Quick Look: Cork, the second largest city in Ireland, is located on the south coast of the island. The city boasts international arts, film, and jazz festivals, lively performing arts and a growing artisanal culinary culture.

Copenhagen, Denmark

CEA San Jose: Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Sciences

DIS Copenhagen

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: San Jose, Costa Rica

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Quick Look: Take a deep dive into environmental issues in a country that’s renowned for its amazing biodiversity while improving your Spanish language fluency and discovering local culture. Quick Look: Experience Scandinavian culture in Denmark’s thriving capital and choose from courses in health sciences, biotechnology, neuroscience, biomedicine and pre-medicine.
Athens, Greece Gold Coast skyscrapers behind beach area

ISA Athens: Business and Liberal Arts

UT on the Gold Coast

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Athens, Greece

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Gold Coast, Australia

Quick Look: The American College of Greece (ACG) is Europe’s oldest U.S. college or university. You will have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses with local and international students. Quick Look: Gold Coast (population over 550,000) is famous for its surf beaches, national parks, waterways and mountain ranges.