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Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Middletown, CT, United States
Molecular biology and biochemistry is the science of biological molecules. This field encompasses diverse educational and research disciplines ranging from molecular genetics to molecular biophysics, all focused on understanding biological mechanisms underlying health and disease.
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We utilize technologies in molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics, genomics, and bioinformatics to investigate the Central Dogma of living systems—the replication of biological information, the regulation of gene expression, and the mechanisms of protein function. 

Our program is inherently multi-disciplinary, as evidenced by strong research and curricular connections with biology, chemistry, physics and computer science, and promises a strong academic foundation for students who will address diverse challenges in their future careers. 

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry focuses on the molecular basis of biological processes; i.e., on mechanisms by which cells process, integrate and act on information to constitute living organisms.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology and Molecular Basis of Heredity
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biophysics
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Enzymology of DNA Damage and Repair
  • Immunology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Completed Common Application, including Wesleyan’s member-specific questions
  • Secondary School Report and official high school transcript(s)
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Mid-year Grade Report
  • Two Teacher Evaluations—applicants are encouraged to submit one teacher recommendation from a humanities and social science teacher and one from a math or science teacher
  • $55 Application Fee (non-refundable) or Fee Waiver
  • Interviews – Not required, but highly recommended as they allow exchange of information between student and University.
  • Supplemental Materials – Pieces of work that are relevant for the music, theatre or visual arts programs shall be submitted only when applying for such bachelors or masters degrees.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54314 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54314 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    54314 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54314 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Middletown

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Student Loans:

  • First Year: $3,500
  • Sophomore: $4,500
  • Junior: $5,500
  • Senior: $5,500

Federal Perkins Loan:

  • 5% fixed interest
  • Ten-year repayment begins nine months after graduation.
  • Deferments are granted while you are in college and for graduate or professional study or for economic hardship as defined by the Department of Education.

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