Online Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in biochemistry will allow you to develop the critical thinking and research skills needed to understand how biological systems function. You’ll learn how to apply understanding of structure and properties of matter to answer questions about biology at the molecular level.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What you’ll learn in this biochemistry program
Biochemistry is a branch of science focused on chemical processes found in living creatures and organisms. That means it has a wide array of applications, from developing medicines to creating new, disease-resistant variants of common crops. The curriculum covers topics such as thermodynamics, equilibrium theory, states of matter, solutions and chemical kinetics with a focus on biological systems. After completing this program, you’ll be able to answer key questions about the structure and purpose of a broad range of biological functions in the context of chemistry.
Get hands-on experience with hands-on and virtual lab opportunities
This online biochemistry degree includes both online and in-person lab courses. Many of your lab requirements, such as in physics and general chemistry courses, can be completed online using at-home lab kits.
Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the ASU Tempe campus to complete the organic chemistry and biochemistry labs. During this in-person experience, you’ll learn professional techniques, including theory, technical skills and how to communicate results effectively in your writing. Students can complete lab courses at an approved accredited institution near them, but course equivalencies are not guaranteed. We recommend students work with an advisor regarding transferring credits to complete degree requirements.
Gaining practical skills in the lab can set you apart when applying to graduate and professional programs in health and the sciences. Interested in learning more? Get the details on our on-campus summer labs and see what ASU Online students had to say about this opportunity to learn side-by-side with their professors and peers.
Online biochemistry courses
The curriculum in this program prepares you for further academic and professional pursuits in science. In your courses, you’ll cover topics such as general chemistry and physics, as well as high-level electives aligned with your goals. Specific courses include:
CHM 113: General Chemistry I (SQ)
CHM 116: General Chemistry II (SQ)
BCH 341: Physical Chemistry with a Biological Focus
BCH 461: General Biochemistry
BCH 462: General Biochemistry
BCH 463: Biophysical Chemistry
BCH 467: Analytical Biochemistry Laboratory (L)
CHM 233: General Organic Chemistry I
What can you do with a biochemistry degree?
After completing this program, you’ll be qualified for many important roles in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries. Within each of these fields, you can pursue positions within research, labs or clinics. Additional education can lead to further advancement within these jobs. Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
A college that supports online biochemistry degree students
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.
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