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Biochemistry and Biotechnology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Moorhead, MN, United States
The Biochemistry and Biotechnology program at Minnesota State University Moorhead has two emphases – Biological Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. These options allow you to customize your degree based on your future career goals. 
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Biochemistry and Biotechnology program at Minnesota State University Moorhead offers a unique selection of learning opportunities outside of the classroom that will grow your skills, stretch your limits and fuel your passions.

Graduates with Biochemistry and Biotechnology program at Minnesota State University Moorhead will:

  • develop well-rounded skills in problem-solving, analysis, and written and oral communication
  • gain undergraduate research experience that will competitively prepare them for professional school (such as medical, pharmacy, dental, optometry, etc.), graduate school, or a career in industry.

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:
  • Cell Biology with lab 
  • Organismal Biology with lab 
  • Genetics with lab 
  • Molecular Biology with lab
  • General Chemistry with lab
  • Organic Chemistry with lab 
  • Biochemistry with lab 

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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

  • Submit your application for undergraduate international admission.
  • Pay the $20 application fee payable in U.S. dollars
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • All official secondary or college transcripts
  • Financial Statement and supporting bank statements or letters from bank verifying funds
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15262 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7631 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3815 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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  • $5723 - MSEP (IL,IN,KS, MO, NE, and OH)
  • $3815 - North Dakota & Wisconsin Residents with Reciprocity
  • $3951 - South Dakota Residents

Living costs for Moorhead

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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