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Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kansas City, MO, United States
The goal of the Biochemistry major at the Rockhurst University is to give students a solid foundation in the sciences that is needed to understand the biological and chemical complexities in the processes of life.
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Biochemistry explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. It combines biology and chemistry using chemical knowledge and techniques to solve biological problems.

Students who pursue a Biochemistry degree at the Rockhurst University will develop the ability to think in an integrated manner and to look at problems from different perspectives. Additionally, they will learn the theory and application of the techniques of modern experimental biochemistry. 

Upon completion, students in the biochemistry major will be able to engage in evaluative and critical thinking across the disciplines of chemistry and biology and integrate these disciplines into their chosen career paths or medical, professional and graduate educations. 

Students entering the biochemistry degree will meet with an advisor from either the biology or chemistry departments to plan a curriculum tailored to their postgraduate aspirations and to help select the appropriate biology and chemistry courses.

The interdisciplinary nature of biochemistry requires that students study both biology and chemistry in order to understand the molecular processes of life. The biochemistry major is designed to meet the needs of students interested in this interdisciplinary subject.This biochemistry degree program follows guidelines suggested by the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for an undergraduate biochemistry degree.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Engage in evaluative and critical thinking across the disciplines of chemistry and biology.
  • Understand the molecular processes of life.
  • Develop proficiency in lab techniques in both chemistry and biology.
  • Effectively communicate scientific reasoning and data analysis.

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: 
  • General Biology 
  • General Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory 
  • Calculus 
  • Physics for the Life Sciences 
  • Genetics

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 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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