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Chemistry - Biochemistry, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
The major in Chemistry - Biochemistry at Boston University is designed to meet the educational and research needs of students with an emphasis on the biochemical sciences and biological chemistry/chemical biology.
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As with the Chemistry - Biochemistry major at Boston University, an emphasis on research skill development builds on a core of courses covering the principal areas of chemistry as an intellectual foundation for biochemistry. Research in biochemistry is also strongly supported within this major. Chemistry: Biochemistry majors are exceptionally well prepared for graduate education and careers in chemical research, teaching, the biochemical industry, or regulatory agencies; as a premedical track the major provides excellent preparation for professional training in medicine and related health fields.

Completion of the Chemistry: Biochemistry major qualifies students for certification by the American Chemical Society.

All students should refer to the Departmental Regulations section of the Chemistry Department page for important stipulations. NOTE: Students may not switch tracks in general or organic chemistry after the initial course in the sequence.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the foundational material of chemistry in order to advance into the traditional chemistry sub-disciplines (inorganic, organic, biochemistry, physical chemistry).
  • Apply fundamental chemistry concepts to the fields of study defined by their respective majors.
  • Demonstrate analytical skills and experimental techniques, both intellectual and manual.
  • Demonstrate competency in laboratory skills, including the use of basic instrumentation, data analysis, and the reporting of experimental results.

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 included:

  • Intensive General and Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
  • General and Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Chemical Synthesis and Analysis
  • Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • Advanced Computational Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Biochemistry

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General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application     
  • High School Transcript
  • Senior Year Grades
  • Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form   
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Standardized Tests
  • Secondary School Records
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • Copy of Data Page of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
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