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Biochemical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
Biochemical Engineering students at University of Georgia explore chemical changes in living things and learn how to harness the power of these changes to create new products and medicines. Biochemical engineers develop new ways to use cells, enzymes, antibodies, and other biochemical agents in industry, medicine, environmental services, and other fields.
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If you want to tackle global challenges related to the development of new medicines, stem cell therapies or sustainable technologies, Biochemical Engineering at UGA is for you. 

Biochemical Engineering at University of Georgia utilizes the governing principles of living systems, properties of biological materials and engineering methodology in the processing of biological materials and in processes using biological agents such as cells, enzymes and antibodies.

The curriculum includes courses in basic sciences, engineering sciences, engineering design, social sciences and the humanities. The curriculum is a 130 credit hour, four-year course of study. The curriculum has 47 hours in Math and the Basic Sciences, 56 hours in the Engineering Sciences and Design and 27 hours in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Career Opportunities

  • Students prepare for careers devoted to engineering biochemical processes which will yield useful products. 
  • Graduates of this program will apply their knowledge to developing solutions to problems associated with bio-medicine, pharmaceutical, bio-refinery and bio-environmental systems.

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: 

  • Design of Biochemical Separation Processes
  • Bioprocess Design & Simulation
  • Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology
  • Bio-electrochemical Engineering
  • Soft Materials
  • Tissue Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Application Fee
  • Transcript from your graduating high school
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Secondary School Report/Counselor Recommendation
  • Teacher/Other Letter of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14415 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14415 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4895 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

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