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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Austin, TX, United States
Improve people’s health and make a difference in your world with the Biochemistry program of St. Edward's University, the first step toward a career in pharmaceutical research or medicine.
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Be part of the front lines in battling illness and infection by discovering how diseases work and conducting research to find a cure — or by helping your patients understand and take care of their health.

You’ll start by studying the basics: cellular processes at the molecular level, and how cells work together to promote growth or fight illness. Learn about experimental disciplines that use chemical knowledge to solve biological problems with the Biochemistry program of St. Edward's University. Forge relationships with faculty mentors who want to see you succeed, and take advantage of opportunities to work in their labs.

You’ll have the chance to conduct graduate-level research as an undergraduate, present your findings at conferences and submit your work for publication. Your St. Edward’s education will prepare you for medical or dental school or for a graduate program in chemistry, biochemistry or pharmacology, and your mentors will support you every step of the way.

What do our graduates do?

Biochemistry majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Senior data scientist at USAA
  • Hospital pharmacist, after earning a PharmD from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
  • Chemistry staff scientist at Vernier Software & Technology, after earning a PhD from the University of California at Davis
  • Medical student at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston
  • Postdoctoral associate at Harvard University
  • Doctoral student on full scholarship in the top-ranked Pharmaceutical Sciences program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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:

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Experimental Design and Practice
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Online application.
  • $50 application fee (waived if you apply by the early or priority deadline).
  • High school transcripts.
  • SAT or ACT scores.
  • TOEFL, IELTS or the Duolingo English Test.
  • Essay.
  • Academic recommendation form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48326 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48326 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Austin

  • 1243 - 2310 USD/month
    Living Costs

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