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Biology-Chemistry, B.Sc.

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San Diego, CA, United States
The Bachelor of Science in Biology-Chemistry at Point Loma Nazarene University combines the study of matter (chemistry) with the study of life (biology). This joint major between PLNU's Biology Department and Chemistry Department is designed for you to study and understand life at the molecular level.

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Biology-Chemistry at Point Loma Nazarene University combines the study of matter (chemistry) with the study of life (biology). This joint major between PLNU's Biology Department and Chemistry Department is designed for you to study and understand life at the molecular level.

  • Are you observant and curious about the world around you? Do you enjoy researching, performing experiments, and understanding how things work? If you have a passion for biology and chemistry, consider focusing your academic career on integrating the two.
  • Through courses in cell biology, organic chemistry, immunology, and more, as well as hands-on research labs, you will work to uncover how chemical structures, reactions, and interactions affect living things. You will gain the foundation and skills to engage in scientific investigation and become prepared for work or research in industries like pharmacology, biotechnology, biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, and many others. A Bachelor of Science in Biology-Chemistry is also an ideal path if you are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

A Bachelor of Science in Biology-Chemistry can lead to the following careers:

  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Healthcare Scientist
  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Research Scientist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    68 alternative credits
    68-70 Credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Cell Biology and Biochemistry (GE)
  • Ecological and Evolutionary Systems (GE)
  • Organismal Biology
  • General Chemistry I (GE)
  • General Chemistry II
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Calculus With Applications (GE)
  • Genetics 
  • Molecular Biology 
  • Biology Seminar 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Submit the Application for Admission
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation (one academic and one spiritual)
  • Submit Two Essays  
  • Pay the $55 Application Fee Online or by Mail  
  • Send Official Transcripts
  • Submit Official Proof of English Proficiency  
  • Request an In-Person, Phone, or Skype Interview (optional but strongly recommended)
  • Submit bank statement(s) or financial support letters
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      36350 USD/year
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      36350 USD/year
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    General fee: $600/year

    Living costs for San Diego

    • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
      Living Costs

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    Funding

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