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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
The Biochemistry program allows a student to combine knowledge of both biology and chemistry to explain life processes in terms of chemical reactions with living cells. A Biochemistry degree can not only prepare students for professional careers as chemists; it may also serve as the basis for work in areas outside pure chemistry, such as materials science, medicine and other health-related fields, nutrition, pharmacology, patent law, business, and environmental science, to name a few.
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The game changerStudents choosing to study science at MTSU likely will get to learn and work in a new $147 million facility representing the state’s largest capital investment in higher education. Opening in Fall 2014, the new science building comprises 37 class laboratories, two open labs, 13 research labs, six classrooms, some 1,500 student stations in labs and classrooms, chemistry and biology faculty and staff offices, numerous informal learning areas, and space for student presentations. Opportunities for pursuing exciting programs in science are greater than ever.A study of Biochemistry can pave the way to a diverse range of careers in both public and private sectors, in and out of the lab. Examples include
  • Acquisition logistics manager
  • Assistant scientist
  • Biochemist
  • Business process analyst
  • Environmental consultant
  • Intellectual property advisor
  • Laboratory technician

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • CHEM 1010 - Introductory General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1021 - Intro to General Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM 1030 - Chemistry for Consumers
  • CHEM 1031 - Chemistry for Consumers Lab
  • CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2030 - Elements of Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 2031 - Elements of Organic Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 2231 - Quantitative Analysis Lab
  • CHEM 2930 - Cooperative Education
  • CHEM 2940 - Cooperative Education
  • CHEM 3000 - Careers in Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • CHEM 3010 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 3011 - Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 3021 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM 3080 - Liquid Chromatography Techniques
  • CHEM 3090 - Techniques of Gas Chromatography
  • CHEM 3530 - Principles of Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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    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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    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.

General Requirements

General requirements
  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form available here.
  • For undergraduate admissions, submit the following to the International Admissions Office (Campus Box 120, Peck Hall 216, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA):
  • TOEFL - an official iBT score of 61 or above (173 or above cbt or 500 or above paper-based);
  • IELTS - an official score of 5.5 or above;
  • iTEP - an official score of 3.6 or above.
In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may submit the following:
  • ELS passing of Level 110 in place of the above examinations - applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 110.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
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