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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Golden, CO, United States
The Biochemistry program of Colorado School of Mines is designed to educate professionals for the varied career opportunities this scientific discipline affords. The curriculum is therefore founded in rigorous fundamental science complemented by application of these principles to the earth, environment and energy fields as the foundation for a Mines education.
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Overview

Biochemistry is the field of science concerned with the chemical and physicochemical processes that occur within living organisms. It focuses on molecular genetics, protein science and metabolism. Almost all areas of the life sciences are being uncovered and developed by biochemical methodology and research. The Biochemistry program of Colorado School of Mines focuses on understanding how biological molecules give rise to the processes that occur within living cells and between cells, which in turn relates greatly to the study and understanding of tissues, organs, organism and microorganism structure and function.

Program Objectives

A degree in biochemistry examines these topics to promote a fundamental understanding of the fusion of chemistry and biology and an application toward technological problems. Professional biochemists apply their knowledge in many different areas ranging from environmental processes to the development of new biomaterials and novel renewable energy. They work in academic environments, high-tech start-ups, and research and development laboratories associated with practically every advanced technological field including medicine, energy, biotechnology, computing and agriculture.

Careers Opportunities

  • Analytical chemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Healthcare scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Research scientist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Mines uses the priority deadline of November 1 and all decisions are non-binding. Thereafter, we accept on a rolling admissions basis. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Design
  • Earth and Environmental Systems
  • Calculus for Scientists and Engineers 
  • Nature and Human Values
  • Physics - Mechanics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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General Requirements

  • We will accept unofficial copies of your high school transcript in English
  • Applicants whose native language is not English (identified by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs) must provide evidence of English language proficiency
  • Mines does not require SAT/ACT results for international students unless you are planning to play a NCAA sport
  • If you wish, you may submit a personal statement essay with your application to explain special circumstances in your life that have affected you or your education
  • Letters of recommendation are not required for admission to Mines as an undergraduate but can be included in support of your application for admission
  • Providing proof of financial resources is only required if you are admitted to Mines

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Golden

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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