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! Our 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.

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Next start date: 10/13/2021


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.

Our 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 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.

Can a biochemistry bachelor’s degree lead to postgraduate school?

 

You can pursue a number of postgraduate education opportunities after earning a biochemistry degree. Examples include medical school and physician assistant programs. Additionally, postgraduate degrees in science, pharmacy and dentistry may also be options. Earning this online biochemistry degree means you can submit competitive applications for these advanced programs.

Online students in the biochemistry program have access to academic and pre-health advisors who support their success in the program. As a biochemistry student, you’ll receive advising specific to your desired career path. Advisors can also help you find research experiences, clinical internships and community service near your home. To learn more ASU’s pre-health education programs, please visit the ASU pre-health website.

Will my biochemistry degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

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Biochemistry 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 a biochemistry degree?

With a 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:

Dentist


Growth: 2.8 %
Salary: $158,940

High School Teacher


Growth: 3.8 %
Salary: $62,870

Medical Doctor (MD)


Growth: -0.6 %
Salary: #

Medical Lab Technician


Growth: %
Salary:

Medical Scientist


Growth: 6.1 %
Salary: $91,510

Optometrists


Growth: 4.3 %
Salary: $118,050

Pharmacist


Growth: -3.3 %
Salary: $128,710

Physician Assistant (PA)


Growth: 31.3 %
Salary: $115,390

Scientist/Biochemist


Growth: 4.0 %
Salary: $94,270

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Cutting-edge researchers and educators

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

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Admission requirements for the biochemistry degree

I am a future

You are considered a freshman 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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

A college that supports 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.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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