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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Orange, NJ, United States
Bringing together biology and chemistry, biochemistry explores the chemical processes that occur in living organisms. That means biochemists may make discoveries spanning genetics, medicine, microbiology, forensics or many other scientific disciplines - and they may work alongside engineers, physicists or even policy makers.

Overview

Our program prepares students to study biochemistry in graduate school, to pursue medical school, or to work in the pharmaceutical or clinical industries. The program is lab-based, research-forward and customizable. With a small student-faculty ratio (less than 6:1), students get to know their professors while working with them in state-of-the-art labs.

The programme

Biochemistry students fulfill the general chemistry major requirements and take advanced biology and biochemistry courses. The program starts with the fundamentals of general and organic chemistry. It also requires a year of physics and mathematics and includes rigorous advanced courses and electives. Lab experience is paramount throughout the program, and we strongly encourage undergraduate research. In fact, many students present their research results at local and national meetings. The Chemistry Honors Program - open by invitation only - offers further opportunities to work with faculty and culminates in a senior thesis and graduation with honors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • General Biology Organism/Cell
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Elements of Biochemistry
  • General Physics
  • Physics Laboratory
  • Physics Laboratory and Data Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • An application form including personal essay 
  • $55 USD application fee
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Official high school transcript (must be in English) with a credential evaluation
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) with a credential evaluation
  • Counselor report and teacher recommendation
  • Application for Form I-20 (if you require a student visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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