For the past 30 years, the biochemistry/ molecular biology linkage has revolutionized our understanding of the living world, disease etiology, and medicine.
Biochemistry is the study of reactions that underpin the living system. These include the vital metabolic reactions that provide cells with energy to perform myriad activities and functions, and the biosynthetic reactions that enable cells to renew, repair, grow, and divide. Of the 15 graduates biochemistry has averaged each year, typically one-third goes to medical school and one-third to graduate school directly after graduation. The remaining one-third work in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries, conduct research in a university lab before returning to school for higher degree training, or work in allied professions such as patent law, science education, health care consulting, and investment banking.
Bachelor in Biochemistry from Mount Holyoke College offers a rigorous course of study that builds on two years of fundamental course work in biology and chemistry. With this broad preparation, students engage with biochemistry and molecular biology at a very high level, allowing them to integrate their knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, and to think and address issues occurring at the forefront of the biochemical/biomedical sciences. Majors are also encouraged to participate in academic-year and/or summer research and majors usually have more than one research internship experience before graduation.
Knowledge-Based Learning Goals
- Use energy, kinetics and thermodynamics to develop a quantitative and mechanistic view of biological systems.
- Explain the structures, functions, and interactions of biomolecules.
- Describe the flow of information within a cell and between cells.
- Use chemical and biological logic to interpret metabolic pathways and their regulation.
- Apply biochemical knowledge to human health, technology, and society.
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Programme StructureCourses Included:
- General Chemistry I and II
- Organic Chemistry I and II
- Chemical Thermodynamics
- Introductory Biology I and II
- Genetics and Molecular Biology
- Protein Biochemistry and Cellular Metabolism
- Nucleic Acids Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Comprehensive Seminar
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesChemistry Biology Biochemistry View 1803 other Masters in Chemistry in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Common Application or Coalition Application
- Mount Holyoke Writing Supplement (optional)
- Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
- Counselor Recommendation
- Two Teacher Evaluation Forms (from core academic courses)
- Midyear Report (due February 15, as applicable)*
- Standardized Test Scores (optional)
- Art Supplement (optional)
- English Proficiency Requirements for non-native English speakers
- Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)
- Interview (optional, but strongly encouraged)
International54400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 54400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National54400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 54400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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