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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

This academic discipline integrates chemical, cellular and molecular approaches to the study of biological processes. Biochemistry plays a critical role in the practice of science and in the world at large. It is through biochemistry that scientists have achieved breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, diabetes, obesity, addiction, Alzheimer's and many other diseases that affect humans, animals and even plants. Biochemistry also informs and complements emerging areas of research in proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics and genetic engineering.

In studying biochemistry at Union, you will develop a deep and thorough understanding of the inner workings of cells, including study of proteins, DNA/RNA and other biomolecules. Working in small classes and labs taught only by faculty with Ph.Ds, and by conducting undergraduate research side-by-side with our faculty, you will gain the skills needed to advance further in this field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • Biochemistry: Membranes, Nucleic Acids, and Carbohydrates
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Apply online using the Common Application or the Coalition Application.
  • It is recommended that the SAT I or the ACT be submitted by all international applicants.
  • TOEFL or IELTS is required if English is not your first language.
  • Interviews are required for all Chinese citizens and are recommended for all applicants.
  • CSS Profile and Financial Forms are required for all those applying for need-based financial aid.
  • Other requirements: Essay (part of the online application), Official Secondary School Transcripts/Exam Scores, Teacher and Counselor Recommendation Letters.
  • Early Decision applicants must also submit the Early Decision Agreement. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    66609 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66609 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    66609 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66609 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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