Online Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Are you looking for a career in medicine or science — one that will tackle the next challenging question? Take the next step! Arizona State University's online biochemistry degree focuses on strengthening your understanding of the world from the molecular perspective. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to begin a postgraduate health program or full-time position in STEM, research or education.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 42
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is biochemistry?
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.
ASU Online's biochemistry degree 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.
Can you do lab classes online?
Our online biochemistry degree includes both online and in-person lab courses. Organic chemistry and biochemistry labs must be completed in person, while other lab science requirements, such as general chemistry and physics, can be completed through eScience lab kits and online labs.
Our in-person lab experience is designed to align with the needs of online learners. You’ll spend a week at the Arizona State University main campus completing chemistry and biochemistry labs in a compressed format. You can also complete these labs at an approved accredited institution near your physical location. These hands-on learning opportunities add critical legitimacy to this program.
Online biochemistry degree courses
The curriculum for this online biochemistry degree prepares you for further academic and professional pursuits. You can expect to cover topics ranging from general chemistry and physics, as well as high-level electives aligned with your personal 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 an online biochemistry degree?
With an online biochemistry degree, you can qualify for many important pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health industry roles. Research, lab and clinical positions are all possibilities you can pursue. Additional education can lead to a variety of health care jobs. Career examples include:
Admission requirements for the biochemistry degree
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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