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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

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Why study the Biochemistry program from Christopher Newport University

Classroom and laboratory instruction and research experiences prepare students for success in advanced study or employment. Our courses and programs explore the following areas:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience

A strong emphasis on critical-thinking promotes a rigorous academic atmosphere, and our modern teaching labs and research facilities foster a lifetime of learning and scholarship.

Mission Statement

The Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry (MBCH) will develop a meaningful level of scientific literacy in all students through exploration of fundamental

concepts and processes of the natural world. Majors build upon this foundation and gain the necessary background, understanding, and experience to be successful in the fields of biology, chemistry and biochemistry; this is achieved through coursework complemented by research and independent study opportunities. The MBCH faculty members are actively engaged in quality teaching, research, mentoring

and service. These traditions provide the model for our goal to instill motivation, intellectual drive, dedication, integrity, and professionalism in all of our graduates.

The aims of the curriculum and faculty in the Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry are to acquaint students with the body of knowledge in these disciplines and to teach them to apply this knowledge usefully and responsibly. Coursework includes discussion of historical and philosophical developments of biology and chemistry. The

biology program is organized to enable majors to survey the entire field of biology and also to focus in one of a number of areas including molecular biology, cellular biology, microbiology, physiology and genetics. The chemistry program allows the major student to develop a solid foundation in the core areas of chemistry and provides upper-level coursework in more specialized areas such as biochemistry and environmental, atmospheric, and advanced organic chemistry. Both programs offer excellent preparation for one of the many health professional programs. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Principles of Biology Laboratory
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry
  • Accelerated Calculus 
  • General Physics Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Submit the Common Application, including: 
a. Essayb. $65 USD non-refundable application fee
  • Submit your official high school or secondary school transcripts. If the transcripts are not in English, they must be translated.
  • Have your official SAT or ACT scores sent directly to Christopher Newport University. If English is not your native language, you must submit English proficiency exam scores.
  • Submit the Financial Resources Statement and official bank statements or affidavits. This is only required for international students who will need an F-1 visa.
  • Submit a copy of your current U.S. visa, if applicable. You may also be required to submit a copy of your parent’s visa or proof of employment.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19955 USD/semester
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  • National

    13522 USD/semester
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