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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Stillwater, OK, United States
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  at Oklahoma State University is the central scientific discipline linking the chemical, physical and biological sciences. This knowledge has been used to improve the quality of life and health care by producing therapeutic drugs, increasing agricultural yield and providing a cleaner environment.
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Overview

Why Study Biochemistry and Molecular Biology?

Major discoveries on the biochemistry of genetic material have produced the tools of molecular biology that are essential to contemporary life sciences research. As a biochemistry and molecular biology major, you will build a strong foundation in physical and biological sciences as we tailor your education to meet your career goals. You will learn protein biochemistry and the basis of recombinant DNA technology and genetic engineering. All of Oklahoma State University degree tracks help prepare you for an excellent career in science or in any of the professional health care fields, including medicine and veterinary science.

What Could I Do With a Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology?

  • Biomedical research
  • Biotechnologist
  • Dentist
  • Environmental researcher
  • Forensic scientist
  • Medical doctor
  • Nutritionist
  • Pharmacist
  • Science educator
  • Veterinarian

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Coruses include:

  • Freshman Research in Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Molecules
  • Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules
  • Survey of Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Analytical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physical Chemistry for Biologists
  • Biochemistry of the Cell
  • Senior Seminar in Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry Teaching Internship

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    5.5

    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

  • Completed Admission/Scholarship application
  • Copy of Passport Bio page
    • English proficiency test (PBT/IBT TOEFL or IELTS)
    • Official high school transcript (average GPA 3.0 and above). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.
    • College transcript from each institution attended (if you have earned college-level credit). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    23180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Stillwater

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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