Biology (concentration in Biochemistry), B.Sc. | Duke University | Durham, United States
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Biology (concentration in Biochemistry)

48 months
62941 USD/year
62941 USD/year
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A Bachelor in Biology (concentration in Biochemistry) program at Duke University is available both within the chemistry major and the biology major. The inclusion of additional analytical background in (bio)/chemistry is valuable preparation for students planning graduate studies in biochemistry and molecular biology, as well as for those planning professional studies in the health sciences.


Students fulfilling the requirements of the Bachelor in Biology (concentration in Biochemistry) program at Duke University will receive a note on their official transcript certifying successful completion of the requirements.

The specific learning outcomes of the undergraduate program include the following:

  • Thinking like a biologist:  Biology is a broad discipline that deals with complex systems ranging in scale from molecules to ecosystems.  You will develop a sophisticated appreciation of the nature of living organisms and biological processes, and be able to describe how biologists approach research questions within our field.
  • Describing the breadth of the discipline:  Biology is a broad discipline, and therefore we expect you to acquire a foundation across the levels and subdisciplines within our field.
  • Using the tools and methods of modern biological research:  Biology is both an empirical and theoretical science and we seek to engage you directly in biological research.
  • Synthesizing a range of biological concepts and ideas:  Biological research has made enormous progress in our understanding of the natural world, but is still confronted with major challenges.  Therefore, we want you to engage in in-depth exploration of specific fields, current ways of thinking, new discoveries, and methodologies of the discipline.
  • Developing critical thinking skills:  Because biology is not just a collection of facts, but rather a way of knowing, we expect you to develop analytical and critical thinking skills, including hypothesis generation and testing.
  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing:  Biology is a highly collaborative field, and therefore we expect our majors to develop high-level writing and oral communication skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Concepts in Chemistry 
  • Honors Chemistry: Core Concepts in Context 
  • General Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • General Physics
  • Organismal Diversity 
  • Experimental Molecular Biology 
  • Experiments in Developmental and Molecular Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts for all academic work completed in high school are required and must be submitted by your school counselor or another school official
  • All applicants must complete either the ACT or SAT
  • If you are a non-native English speaker or if you are not currently studying in an English-medium curriculum, we recommend but do not require that you take an English proficiency test (DUOLINGO, IELTS, PTE, TOEFL)
  • A one-page personal essay as well as short essay questions specific to Duke
  • We require three letters of recommendation for each applicant: one from your school counselor and two from teachers who have taught you in major academic courses (English, mathematics, social studies, sciences, foreign languages)
  • A nonrefundable $85 application fee
  • To obtain an F-1 visa for study in the United States, a foreign citizen must furnish his or her home country’s U.S. consulate with proof of ability to meet educational expenses, along with the I-20 form.

Tuition Fee

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    62941 USD/year
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  • National

    62941 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 62941 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 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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