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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Watervliet, NY, United States
Biochemistry is a dynamic major with diverse career opportunities, from medicine to consumer products to pharmaceuticals and beyond. The Biochemistry program of Siena College offers small, faculty-taught classes (our labs have a maximum of 16 students!) with an emphasis on undergraduate research.
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As a major in the Biochemistry program of Siena College, you'll have opportunities that you won't find at many other undergraduate biochemistry programs such as working with faculty on competitive research grants, presenting at professional conferences and getting experience on the same scientific instruments used in industry. You can count on developing the critical thinking, communication, research, advanced instrumentation, data analysis and technical writing skills needed to succeed in a competitive grad program or your career.

Medical and graduate schools attended by Siena biochemistry alumni:

  • Albany Medical College
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Brown University
  • Colorado State University
  • Cornell University
  • Miami University
  • New York University Center for Bioethics 
  • Penn State University 
  • Stanford University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • University of Oregon

Your future success

Majoring in biochemistry is a great start for careers in the healthcare, research, education and technology. Our grads have a variety of job titles including physician, nurse, scientist, research technician, engineer, high school teacher, college professor, compliance specialist, pharmacy manager and health and wellness coach—the possibilities are limitless!

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 include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates
  • General Chemistry

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Send all transcripts and school results from each secondary school and post-secondary school that you have attended
  • Submit a personal essay of 1-2 pages describing your interest in Siena College and your goals for studying in the United States
  • Submit one letter of recommendation
  • The SAT and ACT are optional
  • Non-native English speakers are required to submit an English proficiency score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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