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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #81 (BCR) Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of California, Santa Cruz constitutes an integrated curriculum of basic instruction in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, followed by the opportunity to pursue advanced study in specialized areas of interest. 
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Overview

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of California, Santa Cruz program features close faculty-student interaction, stimulating learning environments, and opportunities for independent research and study. 

Students majoring in BMB are encouraged to become involved in research under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. Many students participating in this aspect of the program have made important contributions to the scientific literature. The Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular, Cell, and Developmental (MCD) Biology host a very active seminar series of national and international scholars in which advanced undergraduates are encouraged to participate.

Careers

  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Research
  • Government Research
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Teaching

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
  • Quantum Mechanics, Spectroscopy And Molecular Structure For Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
  • Biochemical Thermodynamics And Statistical Mechanics For Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Wine Science And Chemistry
  • Intermediate Organic Chemistry And Applications To Biology
  • Chemistry Of The Main Group Elements
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Statistical Thermodynamics And Kinetics
  • Chemistry And Biology Of Drug Design And Discovery
  • Drug Action And Development
  • Chemical Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the "a–g" courses.
  • Non-residents must earn a minimum GPA of 3.40. 
  • Take the ACT Plus Writing or the SAT with Essay 
  • The ACT Assessment plus the ACT Writing Test  or the SAT with critical reading, mathematics, and writing scores from the same sitting. 
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29754 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29754 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13987 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13987 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Santa Cruz

  • 1710 - 2560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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