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Biochemistry

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

B.Sc. On Campus
48 months
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37098 USD/year
34708 USD/year
17258 USD/year
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About

In the Department of Biochemistry offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign we educate undergraduate students in the fundamentals of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Overview

Undergraduate Program

The Biochemistry program offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign will also prepare them for entry into medical, dental, veterinary, or pharmacy school. By majoring in biochemistry at Illinois students are well-prepared to enter positions in the biotechnology, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.

Biochemistry at Illinois is an advanced, interdisciplinary field that encompasses the biological and chemical sciences. Our department is part of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology and has close ties with the School of Chemical Sciences, the Institute for Genomic Biology, the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology, the Neuroscience Program, the Medical Scholars Program, and other interdisciplinary groups.

Biochemists deal with the chemical composition of living matter and the molecular nature of the processes of living systems. We seek to learn the chemical structure of biological molecules and to define chemical principles underlying biological functions.

Questions that we might ask include: What is the composition of cells? What chemical reactions go on inside cells, how are they regulated, and what are their functions? What is the chemical mechanism of inheritance, of growth, of cell division, of differentiation? How are the energy and material of food stuff converted to the material of new cells and energy of movement, heat, and so on? What chemical and physical properties of naturally occurring molecules enable them to carry out such highly specific functions? Our work also encompasses the practical application of this fundamental knowledge about biological processes. Biochemists are involved in medicine, pharmacology, agriculture, nutrition, microbiology, cell biology, food technology, pollution control, and biotechnology.

Since biochemistry pervades nearly all areas of study in biology, biochemical education offers entry into diverse academic biological disciplines. A substantial number of biochemists are teachers and researchers in colleges and universities. These positions usually require a doctoral degree and, frequently, post-doctoral research experience. Doctorate-level research biochemists also work in governmental research institutions, medical institutions, and industrial research organizations. Industrial research is focused in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food processing, and fine chemicals areas. Many opportunities exist for biochemists with B.S. or M.S. degrees in all of these organizations. Executives, sales and technical personnel, patent attorneys, and other managerial workers in all the previously mentioned fields often have their college training in biochemistry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry Orientation
  • Gene Expression & Regulation
  • Physical Chemistry Principles
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Anlys Biochemical Literature

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
103
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3.5

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
103
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

National

  • High school transcript
  • Test score results (ACT, SAT)
  • Application fee (Domestic $50 ; International $75)
International
  • To be considered for admission, you must complete a program of study that qualifies you for admission to selective universities in your own country. Freshman applicants must report their academic credentials when they apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37098 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37098 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34708 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    17258 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17258 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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