48 months
29706 USD/year
29706 USD/year
10806 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biochemistry program from Portland State University is designed for students seeking to pursue careers in the life sciences, and in addition to quantitative course work on fundamental chemical and physical systems also includes course work in biology as well as in the chemical systems and processes underlying biology.

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As the central science, chemistry is foundational to understanding and improving the world in which we live. From diagnosing and treating disease, through solving the world’s energy crisis, to understanding the origins of life itself, chemistry majors gain an appreciation of the role of chemistry in the economy, in society, in the environment, and in medicine.

The Biochemistry program from Portland State University   is distinguished by the active incorporation of research discoveries into teaching programs and by the opportunity to pursue undergraduate research with leading faculty scientists, providing students with a world-class interdisciplinary education.


Biochemistry students are prepared for careers in professional health, STEM business and industry, STEM education and policy, scientific communication, research, and related fields.

Trained biochemists may work with (or start their own) companies that apply scientific principles to develop and enhance products, tools, and technological advances in fields such as medicine (medical supplies or pharmaceuticals), basic chemical research, sports technology, and environmental, agricultural, and food science. They may also work in sales marketing, technical training and support, and public relations positions.

Biochemists who enjoy working with people and encouraging them to learn about scientific principles and emerging issues find employment in schools, universities, museums, and other organizations. They may also work at universities or organizations to develop best practices for STEM education. Science policymakers and advisors directly develop STEM education policy or work with lawmakers to create legislation.

Biochemists with excellent writing and communication skills can be employed by scientific journals, textbook publishers, online magazines and science blogs or print/media networks, or by universities, government labs or non-profit organizations, trade journals other entities in positions that require educating the public about relevant and emerging biochemistry issues.


Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Biochemistry: Structure and Function
  • Biochemistry: Enzymology and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry: Nucleic Acids and Biological Information Flow
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • NMR Spectroscopy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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    29706 USD/year
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  • National

    29706 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29706 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10806 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10806 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
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