Study cover for Biochemistry
B.Sc. On Campus


Portland State University

48 months
29286 USD/year
29286 USD/year
10386 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biochemistry program at 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. 

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The Biochemistry  program at 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.


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.


The curriculum, faculty, library, and facilities of the Department of Chemistry are accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Programme Structure

Courses included

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.  
  • 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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  • International

    29286 USD/year
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  • National

    29286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10386 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

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