Online Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

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.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 42

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

Details

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.

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Featured courses


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


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:

Dentist


Growth: 19.4 %
Salary: $151,440

High School Teacher


Growth: 7.5 %
Salary: $59,170

Medical Doctor (MD)


Growth: 14.6 %
Salary: $192,930

Medical Lab Technician


Growth: 14 %
Salary:

Medical Scientist


Growth: 13.4 %
Salary: $82,090

Optometrists


Growth: 17.9 %
Salary: $110,300

Pharmacist


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $124,170

Physician Assistant (PA)


Growth: 37.3 %
Salary: $104,860

Scientist/Biochemist


Growth: 11.5 %
Salary: $91,190

Prestigious faculty

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.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

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.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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 earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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.

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

ASU’s 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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