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Biochemistry

Washington State University

48 months
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Biochemistry is the study of life on the molecular level. It combines approaches from chemistry, physics, and biology to study the fundamental mechanisms of living things and is a central discipline in the molecular biosciences and their biomedical applications. Join the Biochemistry program from Washington State University.

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Overview

Strengths of the Biochemistry program from Washington State University

  • Learn research techniques and operate advanced equipment.
  • Undertake a research project of your own, mentored by a faculty researcher.
  • The prestigious STARS program helps ambitious, high-achieving students get an early start on research and earn their Ph.D. in biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, or microbiology up to two years faster.
  • You can join a math, science, and engineering community residence hall at WSU Pullman—share classes with your neighbors, study together, get free tutoring, and use the hall’s computer lab.
  • Individualize your course of study within the School of Molecular Biosciences.
  • Study with faculty noted for their work in protein biochemistry, DNA repair, structural biology, molecular plant sciences, food science, and reproductive biology.

Careers in biochemistry

Biochemistry majors have wide and diverse career opportunities in the life sciences.

Careers open to graduates in this major include technical positions in pharmaceutical, agricultural, food, and biotechnology industries; private or governmental laboratories; and nonprofit institutions such as clinical and hospital laboratories and at institutes that focus on research.

Graduates are also prepared to pursue advanced professional degrees in human medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, and other fields.

With advanced degrees, they practice medicine, teach at the college level, or conduct basic or applied research in the government, higher education, or private industry. Others have careers in law, business, or government.

Programme Structure

Biochemistry majors choose one of two emphasis options in the program:

  • Molecular Biology provides increased emphasis on cell biology and molecular genetics, integrating genetics with the study of life on the molecular level.
  • Biochemistry/biophysics provides increased emphasis on physics and mathematics, applying physics and math to the study of life on the molecular level.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • National: The fall semester admission priority application date for first-year students is January 31. You can still apply after this date on a space-available basis
  • International: WSU accepts international undergraduate applications at any time of year and operates on a rolling admission basis.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission to Washington State University as a freshman, a student needs to complete at least 12 years of school, culminating in an appropriate secondary certificate or external examination. (We may consider the first year or two of university in some countries to be secondary level.)
  • Schooling should include preparation in humanities, mathematics, basic sciences, and social sciences.
  • WSU requires a minimum grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission as an international freshman.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27113 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27113 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    13156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13156 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5498 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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