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.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 07/01/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

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 in-person 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.

Develop the knowledge you’ll need for postgraduate education opportunities

Earning this online biochemistry degree is a step toward submitting competitive applications for many advanced science programs. Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped for a range of postgraduate education paths, including medical school and physician assistant programs. Additionally, you can pursue graduate degrees in science, pharmacy and dentistry.

In this program, you’ll have access to academic and pre-health advisors who will support your success through every step of your journey. 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 you. Visit ASU’s pre-health site to learn more about these opportunities.

Will my diploma 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.”

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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:


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:

Dentist


Growth: 4.4 %
Salary: $155,040

High School Teacher


Growth: 1.0 %
Salary: $62,360

Medical Doctor (MD)


Growth: 2.5 %
Salary: $214,460

Medical Lab Technician


Growth: 4.9 %
Salary: $57,380

Medical Scientist


Growth: 9.8 %
Salary: $99,930

Optometrists


Growth: 8.8 %
Salary: $125,590

Pharmacist


Growth: 2.6 %
Salary: $132,750

Physician Assistant (PA)


Growth: 26.5 %
Salary: $126,010

Scientist/Biochemist


Growth: 6.7 %
Salary: $103,810

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.

  • Fulbright american scholars.
  • Guggenheim fellows.
  • MacArthur fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

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.

  • Fulbright american scholars.
  • Guggenheim fellows.
  • MacArthur fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

How to apply

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

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.

$170 million


in research expenditures in 2022.

100+


undergraduate degrees.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

150+


graduate degrees.

Tuition calculator

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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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