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Biochemistry, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
Biochemistry is a unique discipline that combines chemistry and biology. In this major at Manhattan College  you will be introduced to biological molecules and learn why they are essential for life.
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Biochemistry is the chemistry of living systems. Biochemists are scientists who seek to explain how “lifeless” molecules work together to make “living” organisms.

Biochemists study biological molecules and the chemistry that defines a living organism. You will learn to understand the biochemistry of living through coursework and hands-on laboratory components.

Unlike what you may find at a large research institution, the biochemistry faculty at Manhattan College give each student personal attention and are focused on teaching undergraduate students exclusively. Our faculty are here because they are great teachers and because they love to teach. As a biochemistry major, your courses will be taught by faculty members, never graduate students. And our small class sizes mean that you will really get to know your professors and they will get to know you, and how to best help you succeed.

As an undergraduate student, you will have the opportunity to do hands-on research directly with a faculty member, an experience that students at larger institutions may not have until graduate school.

Recent research projects include:

  • Water remediation and applications of green synthetic technologies
  • Environmentally friendly synthesis of bio-fuels
  • Synthetic biology and unnatural amino acids
  • Biochemistry of DNA replication and repair

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Chemistry.
  • General Chemistry
  •  Nanoscience 
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry of Wine making
  •  Analytical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  •  Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Internship for Juniors

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 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

  • 1. Official High School Transcript
  • 2. SAT and/or ACT Scores: Critical reading and math sections of the SAT are reviewed during the admissions process.
  • 3. Recommendation Letter: One letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor is required. You may submit up to three academic letters. 
  • 4. Personal Essay: You must submit a brief personal statement or college essay. This essay should be roughly 500 words.
  • 5. $75 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • 6.International students whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency by submitting official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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