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University of San Diego

48 months
52120 USD/year
52120 USD/year
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Students who study Biochemistry at University of San Diego will experience the chemistry and molecular nature of living things. Biochemistry majors will learn the information and energy flow of cells and organisms, structure and function of biological molecules and how cells do their business.


The Biochemistry major at University of San Diego is a dynamic mixture of foundational chemistry and biology courses and a unique mixture of advanced specialized biochemistry classes to give our students a chance to experiment in biochemistry and learn about the chemical properties of biological molecules and systems.  Students in the biochemistry major are well prepared for careers in biochemistry, entry into the top graduate programs across the nation and are ready for medical school and other health professions.

Because biochemistry is a diverse field, students in this major are exposed to advanced biochemistry topics with additional options in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or physics.  Our new hybrid laboratory course, Molecular Biology Techniques and other courses ensure our students are ready for jobs, graduate research and careers in the medical field.  

Program Goals

Students majoring in biochemistry will:

  • demonstrate understanding of fundamental chemical concepts through performance on assignments and exams (lecture setting) and laboratory experiments and reports (laboratory setting).
  • demonstrate a thorough knowledge of experimental approaches to solving problems of a chemical nature and have an ability to extend that knowledge to the solution of new problems.
  • demonstrate written and oral communication skills for conversing on a chemical nature.
  • demonstrate a proficiency in the discipline through discovery and validation of new knowledge in research projects.will apply skills of the discipline to analyze, interpret and communicate results of laboratory experiments and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Techniques in Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Research Methods
  • Organic / Physical Experimental Chemistry
  • Inorganic / Physical Experimental Chemistry
  • Advanced Synthesis
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Special Topics in Chemistry / Biochemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Common Application, including USD Member Questions
  • Transcripts must be translated into English, if necessary. This includes annual grades of each high school year. 
  • Essay
  • At least one academic letter of recommendation
  • Application Fee of $55.00

Tuition Fee

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    52120 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 52120 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    52120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52120 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

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


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