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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Boston, MA, United States
Students in this rapidly growing field apply biological and chemical theories and techniques to the understanding of life processes. The Biochemistry program is offered at Simmons College.
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The biochemistry major offered at Simmons College combines aspects of chemistry and biology to prepare our students for careers and graduate study in science and technology. 

Key facts about The Biochemistry program:

  • You'll explore concepts such as the determination of hereditary traits, utilization of energy, propagation of nerve signals, and the molecular basis of physiological and pharmacological phenomena.
  • Biochemists work in industries like agriculture, medical research, biotechnology and nutritional research. Our students go on to positions in research and industry, as well as graduate study in biochemistry, medicine, genetics and other related fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • General Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Advanced General Chemistry
  • Quantitative Analysis

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Letters of recommendation (one from a teacher and one from a counselor/advisor)
  • Essay/Personal Statement
  • Co-curricular activities
  • Leadership experience
  • College/university transcripts (if applicable)
  • Interview (recommended, but not required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20425 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20425 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    40850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20425 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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