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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Worcester, MA, United States
 At the intersection of biology and chemistry is the field of biochemistry and molecular biology (BCMB), an area of science that is perhaps the most exciting, actively growing and impactful of any today. 
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Overview

  • Access faculty and resources in both the Biology and Chemistry departments, including Clark's Lasry Center for Bioscience, a 50,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility built in 2005.
  • Join with faculty and graduate students in conducting research as early as your first year.
  • Use specialized biology and chemistry research equipment, like a laser scanner for biomolecular imaging and an AKTA pure 25L (GE Healthcare) – FPLC for protein purification, normally found only in much larger departments.
  • A robust Prehealth Advising Program is available if you want to pursue a health profession after graduation.
  • If you’re interested in teaching in a high-needs public school after graduation, you can apply to the Noyce Scholarship Program.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Biology I
  • Introduction to Biology II
  •  Introductory Chemistry I and
  •  Introductory Chemistry II
  • Accelerated Introductory Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry I and
  •  Organic Chemistry II
  • Calculus I and
  •  Calculus II
  •  Honors Calculus I and
  • Honors Calculus II

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • First-year Common Application
  • Secondary school report: Your guidance counselor will submit the secondary school report along with an official high school transcript, which will give us a picture of your academic career.
  • Teacher evaluation form: This must be from a teacher in a traditional academic area such as mathematics, science, foreign language, English, social science or academic elective.
  • SAT/ACT scores, if you choose to submit (Clark is a test-optional school). 
  • Application fee of $60 through the Common Application website or a fee waiver

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44050 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44050 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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