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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The curriculum from the University of Massachusetts Boston generally follows the recommendations of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). 

This is a rigorous and well-rounded program of study designed to accommodate the needs of a broad spectrum of students seeking a terminal or non-terminal bachelor of science degree in biochemistry.

Students completing a degree in biochemistry will:

  • learn the fundamentals of chemistry and biology with emphasis on organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, genetics and cell and molecular biology.
  • gain a deep appreciation of the theory and laboratory practices in modern biochemistry and a solid understanding of the interaction among metabolic pathways from a systems biology perspective.
  • learn and apply the principles of scientific ethics with regard to use of sources, generating and reporting of data, and collaboration with colleagues.
  • develop an understanding of environmental responsibility.
  • upon graduation, be prepared to practice as a professional biochemist, whether in further study or in the workforce.

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 Lecture
  • Biochemistry Laboratory
  • General Biology 
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics 
  • Molecular Biology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  • Completed UMass Boston online admission application
  • Application fee of $100
  • An official high school record, leaving certificate and/or graduation examination results or their notarized copies. All documents in foreign languages must be translated by a certified professional.
  • Academic recommendation letter (from a school-based counselor and/or teacher)
  • 500-word essay
  • Test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17324 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17324 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7093 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7093 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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