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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Biochemistry program from Alma College is a broad and flexible discipline that uses numerous approaches to investigate chemical and genetic mechanisms that regulate living matter.

Biochemistry helps explain processes that occur within living cells, which contributes to the study and understanding of whole organisms.

The findings of biochemistry are applied primarily in medicine, nutrition and agriculture. In medicine, biochemists investigate the causes and cures of disease. In nutrition, they study health maintenance and the effects of nutritional deficiencies. In agriculture, biochemists investigate soil and fertilizers, and try to discover ways to improve crop cultivation, crop storage and pest control.

Career

Students have pursued health care professions, usually attending medical (M.D. or D.O.) schools. An excellent academic record with a biochemistry major appears to enhance the acceptance rate to these programs.

Biochemistry offers an excellent preparation for advanced training in forensic science.

Still other students have been well-prepared to enter the job market directly and are employed in a variety of sectors, including:

  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Public and private research institutions

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Topics in Biochemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Biochemistry
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Biochemistry Independent Study
  • Senior Thesis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • Complete a free Alma College Application online of through the Common Application
  • Send official secondary school transcripts, in English, provided to Alma College directly from your school.
  • Transfer Students — Official transcripts, in English, of all college coursework must also be sent directly to Alma from the institutions attended
  • Provide English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41138 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41138 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41138 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41138 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Alma

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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