The online Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry provides students with a course of study in the chemical processes of living organisms. This online program is appropriate preparation for further study of biochemistry or related sciences in graduate school and for medical, dental or pharmacy school.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
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As a biochemistry major you will learn about the chemical processes of living organisms. Discoveries of new drugs, the recognition and control of new pathogens, development of new catalysts for energy transformation, the production of new materials, and solutions to problems in food production and environmental remediation all depend upon a thorough grounding in this area.

The online program builds critical thinking and interdisciplinary, scientific problem-solving, that will prepare you to enter numerous scientific careers in chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, government, healthcare, research and teaching. The program also prepares you as a competitive applicant to graduate schools in biochemistry and related sciences, and also to medical, dental or pharmacy schools.

In order to complete the online biochemistry degree, the students must complete organic chemistry and biochemistry lab courses in person. The in-person lab courses provide the students with unique and invaluable hands-on laboratory experiences. Many students use these lab experiences to position themselves as strong candidates for graduate programs in the sciences or health professions, in particular for medical, physician assistant, dental and pharmacy schools.

The School of Molecular Sciences at ASU has created an optional in-person accelerated laboratory for online students. This new, innovative course gives online students the same hands-on experience and benefits that on-campus students receive. Here is a video with additional information.

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The Biochemistry BS degree is offered through the School of Molecular Sciences at ASU, which ranks highly in research visibility. In a Thompson Reuters report the School was #6 in the US and the School consistently ranks in the top 10 for publications in the most prestigious journals Science and Nature over the last decade. The School's faculty talent and creativity has been recognized in the appointment of ten Regents’ Professors, two Presidents’ Professors and three endowed chairs.

The faculty are collaborative and highly interdisciplinary, six also have appointments in other academic units. All are dedicated to advancing the teaching, scholarship, discovery and development of fundamental and applied molecular science.

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Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Example Careers

  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Healthcare Scientist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Toxicologist


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