Biochemistry, B.Sc. | University of Nevada, Las Vegas | Las Vegas, United States
48 months
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28335 USD/year
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The B.S. program in Biochemistry offered by University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is a comprehensive undergraduate program of intensive course work in chemistry and biochemistry with a laboratory emphasis. It provides for flexibility in the selection of in-depth biology course electives to complement the rigorous chemistry foundation of the program. 

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Overview

Learning Objectives 

  • General Chemistry — foundational courses at University of Nevada, Las Vegas , that are also identified as service courses required by other degree programs. Foundational courses cover topics including but not limited to states of matter, atomic structure, electron configurations, formulas, nomenclature, periodic properties of the elements, mole concepts, molecular/formula mass, empirical and molecular formulas, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, intermolecular and intramolecular forces, balancing equations, stoichiometry, solution chemistry and reactions, gas laws, chemical equilibrium, acid – base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and electrochemistry. These topics make up the essential framework of all college level general chemistry courses for science and engineering majors. Outcome: Upon completion of these foundational courses, students will demonstrate an understanding of, and competence with the application of the topics listed above in their study of general chemistry.
  • Organic Chemistry — foundational and in-depth courses that are also identified as service courses required by other degree programs. Separate laboratory courses for chemistry majors provide the hands-on in-depth experiences with synthesis, chemical separations, measurement of chemical properties, and use of modern instrumentation. Topics include but are not limited to, atomic and electronic structure of carbon as it applies to the chemistry of various types of organic compounds such as aliphatic and aromatic compounds, alcohols, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, and carbohydrates among others. These studies include structures, nomenclatures, synthesis and reactions of each functional group, physical and chemical properties and applications of separation and purification as well as instrumental analytical techniques. These topics provide the foundational and some of the in-depth topics common to organic chemistry courses that are part of programs approved by the American Chemical Society. Outcome: Upon completion of these foundational and in-depth courses, students will demonstrate an understanding of, and competence with the application of the topics listed above in their study of organic chemistry.
  • Biochemistry — foundational and in-depth courses that are also identified as service courses required by other degree programs. These courses include such topics as the structure and function of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, enzymes, cellular and specialized membranes, metabolism and metabolic (catabolic and anabolic) mechanisms, metabolic regulatory mechanisms, genetic mechanisms, transport mechanisms, intra-cellular communication mechanisms, inter-cellular and hormone communication mechanisms among others. Outcome: Upon completion of these foundational and in-depth courses, students will demonstrate an understanding of, and competence with the application of the topics listed above in their study of biochemistry.
  • Analytical Chemistry — a lecture and laboratory experience providing foundational and in-depth course topics such as gravimetric, titrimetric, complexometric, potentiometric, colorometric, chromatographic and spectroscopic methods. These and other topics are presented with emphasis upon chemical calculations including computational data analysis and modeling, and equilibrium considerations to prepare graduates to perform in a modern chemical laboratory. Outcome: Upon completion of these foundational and in-depth courses, students will demonstrate an understanding of, and competence with the application of the topics listed above in their study of analytical chemistry.
  • Physical and Inorganic Chemistry - a lecture and laboratory experience providing foundational and in-depth course topics such as thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, quantization, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, electronic structure, bond formation, molecular orbitals, crystal structures, symmetry, and computational methods in quantum chemistry. Outcome: Upon completion of these foundational and in-depth courses, students will demonstrate an understanding of, and competence with the application of the topics listed above in their study of physical and inorganic chemistry.
  • Instrumental Analysis — a lecture and laboratory experience providing in-depth course topics using traditional and modern instrumental theory and laboratory analytical techniques, including but not limited to spectroscopy, electrochemical methods, thermal analysis, computational data analysis, and modeling. Outcome: Upon completion of these in-depth courses, students will demonstrate an understanding of, and competence with the application of the topics listed above in their study of Instrumental Analysis.
  • Summary Outcomes — Upon completion of these foundational and in-depth courses, students should have mastered the vocabulary, concepts, and skills required to be a professional biochemist.

Career Possibilities

  • A B.S. degree in biochemistry provides a wide variety of career opportunities in areas as diverse as the pharmaceutical industry, the chemical industry, the medical industry, environmental analysis, and cosmetics, as well as many others. It is also an excellent stepping stone for admission to graduate schools in biochemistry and related sciences, as well as professional schools

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Biochemistry  
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Summary Outcomes 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
61

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
61

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General requirements

High School Transcript – 

  • Submit your high school transcript (includes all high school coursework and grades).
  • A certified translation is required for any transcript not written in English.
College/University Transcript(s)-
  • Submit your official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities where college-level credits were earned (either while in high school or after graduating high school).
  • A certified evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation) by a NACES member organization is required for all non-US college-level coursework.

Tuition Fee

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    28335 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28335 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    28045 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28045 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9904 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9904 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
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