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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1168 (BCR) Dayton, OH, United States
The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree from Wright State University will prepare students for further professional training in human and veterinary medicine, physical therapy, physician assistancy, dentistry, pharmacy and optometry.
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The Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB BS) will focus on preparing students for careers in fields including, but not limited to, drug manufacturing and design, agriculture, forensic science (crime lab science), academic/clinical/industrial research and development, science education, and scientific writing.

Program Learning Outcomes:

The main goal of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree from Wright State University is to prepare students for careers in fields related to biochemistry and molecular biology and/or admission into graduate and professional degree programs. The BMB BS Program will follow the foundational and threshold concepts and skills accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). It is our intention that our major will serve as a personalized program for accelerated students who seek more individualized attention than would be possible at institutions with larger enrollments.

Beyond the content knowledge endorsed by ASBMB, our curriculum uses cutting edge science education pedagogies such as active learning, flipped classrooms and formative assessment to build skills in teamwork, critical thinking, scientific reasoning and oral/written communication. Additionally, within the curriculum there are many opportunities for students to be associated with hands-on, up-to-date research through independent studies, undergraduate research projects and authentic research laboratory experiences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Wright State University has a rolling admissions policy. Typically the admissions application deadline for each semester is the week before classes start.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Career Planning in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Human Nutrition
  • Research Ethics
  • Biochemistry for Pre-Medical Students
  • Biochemistry Laboratory

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.

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

  • Requirements for direct admission into the BMB Bachelor of Science degree program will require a minimum high school GPA of 3.0, a math score minimum of 22 on the ACT or 520 on the SAT. 
  • Students must also have completed the Ohio Core Curriculum, or the equivalent core curriculum from other states. 
  • These requirements are more stringent than those set by Wright State University in general, which has lower minimum requirements for GPA and SAT (or ACT) scores, and exception criteria for students who have not completed the Ohio Core Curriculum.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9690 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9690 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4981 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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