Biochemistry, B.A. | Ferris State University | Big Rapids, United States
48 months
21420 USD/year
13076 USD/year
13076 USD/year
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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry at Ferris State University provides a core of chemistry courses that includes organic, inorganic, physical chemistry, and biochemistry.


These courses take the student through the atomic and molecular nature of matter and ultimately focus on the behaviors of matter in living systems. 

The chemistry is supported by solid coursework in mathematics, physics and biology. It stresses breadth with fewer required chemistry courses than a Bachelor of Science degree but good scientists also need to be exposed to the arts, the social sciences, and humanities. 

Biochemistry students at Ferris State University should have a particular interest in and aptitude for science, especially as it pertains to living systems, and a desire to explore the connections with other fields of knowledge. Advanced students may participate in independent study and undergraduate research projects.

Career Prospects

In these days of rapid advances in the biosciences-from genetically engineered agricultural products to artificial photosynthesis to DNA fingerprinting-there are few careers that have no connection to chemistry and biochemistry. A BA in Biochemistry can prepare a student for a number of professional schools including medical, dental, veterinarian, even law school. Biochemists are often employed as research assistants in industry, government, education and health service. 

It can also be a very useful degree for individuals who are considering careers in interdisciplinary fields, for example, marketing new technologies, technical writing/communication, forensic analysis and so on. A major in biochemistry provides an education in a dynamic field with applications to suit a wide variety of personal career goals.

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • General Biology 
  • Principles of Genetics
  • General Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Biochemistry Lab 
  • Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Advanced Biochemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. 
  • High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. 
  • Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT scores for admission review.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21420 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21420 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    13076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13076 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13076 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Big Rapids

1000 - 1500 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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