• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The mission of the Biochemistry programme from Marist College is to help students acquire a better and more systematic understanding of the physical world, and to disseminate new discoveries to the greater scientific community. Faculty expand the knowledge, skills, and values of all students, and help transition their learning styles from passive to active.

Key fact:

In support of this mission, a research-rich, challenging curriculum engages undergraduate students amidst a supportive environment featuring exceptional access to faculty and facilities. The American Chemical Society-approved curriculum emphasizes extensive hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation and development of effective communication skills. 

Computational modeling is integrated throughout the curriculum as one mechanism to blend contemporary practice with traditional methods. Students receive personal attention and individualized mentoring from faculty and support from their fellow students, creating a strong sense of community.


Graduates of the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics have been very successful at gaining acceptance into medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, and other schools of the health professions. The curricula for both the BA degree in biochemistry and the BS degree in biochemistry (formally listed as chemistry with biochemistry emphasis) automatically fulfill the requisite coursework for most medical and health professional schools. 

The BA degree in biochemistry is often the preferred choice because the curriculum, by design, provides opportunity for such advanced coursework as comparative anatomy, immunology, vertebrate physiology, as well as medical or health-related internships.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early Decision: November 15th
    • Early Action: November 15th
    • Regular Decision: February 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Chemistry I: Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 
  • General Chemistry II: Introduction to Physical Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Quantum and Statistical Mechanics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Completed Undergraduate Admission Application, with the application fee. We accept either the Marist application or the Common application with a Marist supplement.
  • Official transcript(s): from all high schools attended, including your most recent grades available at the time of application.
  • Writing sample: a response to one of the essay topics from the application.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher.
  • Optional: Official SAT or ACT.
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results, if English is not your primary language.
  • Certificate of Financial Resources form (for non-U.S. citizens).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Marist awards merit scholarships, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 a year, to its most academically competitive applicants. When you apply for admission to Marist, you are automatically considered for merit scholarships; there is no additional application.

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