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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) , MA,
The Biochemistry Major at the University of Massachusetts Boston is jointly administered by the Departments of Biology and Chemistry. A member of the principle biochemistry faculty serves as the Director of the Biochemistry Joint Major.

About

The curriculum at 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

  • More details:

    Application deadline for national students: March 1st

  • 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 Lab
  • Special Topics in Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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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

    16820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16820 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13226 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13226 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6920 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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