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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

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La Mirada, CA, United States
The Biochemistry program at Biola University is about the study of the chemistry of living systems, is an essential field for those interested in medicine and health-related careers. In Biola's biochemistry program, you'll gain the strong foundation you need for entrance into medical school or graduate programs in biology and chemistry.
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Overview

The Biochemistry program at Biola University offers several key advantages:

  • Small class sizes provide maximum interaction and faculty mentoring.
  • Students get hands-on experience with modern scientific equipment in well-equipped chemistry and biology labs. Instruments include a high performance liquid chromatograph, an electron microscope, an X-ray diffractometer and a high-speed centrifuge.
  • A pre-med committee and a health professions advisor who is an M.D. provide resources for taking qualifying exams like the MCA, mock interviews, tag-alongs with health professionals and general advice for applying to post graduate medical programs.
  • Student groups like the Pre-med Club offer numerous opportunities for support and interaction.
  • Biola's location in Southern California offers numerous opportunities for internships and research in hospital, clinical, industrial, government and other academic laboratories.

What Will I Study?

If you desire to make an impact on people by applying biblical knowledge and Christian faith to science professions in our world, then you are well-suited for this major. The interdisciplinary biochemistry program promotes the value and understanding of living systems at the molecular level, and coursework that integrates scientific theory and application with biblical principles and practice in the health science community.

Career-relevant learning topics and highlights include:

  • Principles of cellular and molecular biology, genetics and development
  • Discussion of chromosome and membrane structure and gene expression
  • Examination of stoichiometry, atomic theory, chemical reactions and nomenclature
  • Organic chemistry with emphasis on reaction mechanisms
  • Laboratory techniques for the synthesis, isolation and purification of organic compounds
  • Classical chemical methods of analysis such as titrimetry and gravimetry

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 
  • Analytical Chemistr
  • Physical Chemistry 
  • Biochemistry
  • Laboratory in General Biochemistry
  • Calculus 
  • Physics 

English Language Requirements

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    6

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    70

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your official application for admission
  • Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee
  • Complete the required essay
  • Submit an official transcript
  • Submit your scores from the SAT or ACT 
  • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith (the applicant's statement of faith will be articulated in the personal essay section of the application).

Tuition Fee

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    43512 USD/year
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    43512 USD/year
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  • In-State

    43512 USD/year
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Living costs for La Mirada

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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