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Biochemistry, B.A. or B.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Abilene, TX, United States
Whether you choose a Bachelor of Science Biochemistry degree or a Bachelor of Arts Biochemistry degree from Abilene Christian University, your experience as a biochemistry major will lay the foundation for a challenging and exciting career. 
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Biochemistry from Abilene Christian University can lead to a career as a biochemist or serve as a foundation for medical school.

The Bachelor of Science The Bachelor of Science prepares you for professional schools including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and optometry, graduate studies in biochemistry, or to pursue careers as professional biochemists. This degree includes a choice between four tracks: 

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) - approved by the American Chemical Society, in addition to in-depth biochemistry courses, includes additional courses in inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and calculus.
  • Biomedical Sciences - in addition to in-depth biochemistry courses, includes more flexibility in upper-level biology and chemistry courses for those preparing to enter professional schools of medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, pharmacy or optometry, enter graduate school in biochemistry or molecular biology, or who wish to enter the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.
  • Pre-Vet track - prepares students who plan to enter professional veterinary schools.
  • In addition, the health professions fast-track cooperative degree offers students the chance to enter professional school after only three years at ACU.

The Bachelor of Arts prepares you for entry into professional schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or optometry, or into careers in biotechnology, as a physician assistant, or pharmaceuticals.


  • Biochemist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Toxicologist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Biomedical Chemist
  • Pharmaceutical Consultant

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:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Complete an Application for Admission. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Send your official high school and/or college transcript(s) 
  • Standardized Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Abilene

  • 932 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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