Online Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry
Pursue your passion for biology and chemistry in the Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry program. In this online biochemistry degree, you’ll explore the chemical processes of living organisms and learn how biological factors contribute to health and disease. You’ll gain a repertoire of skills to pursue medical school, teach science or prepare for careers in STEM industries.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
Total classes: 33
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What will I learn in an online biochemistry degree?
The Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry is ideal for pre-health students or students who want a liberal arts degree grounded in laboratory-based physical science. In the online biochemistry degree, you’ll explore the fundamentals of basic chemistry and biomolecules. Coursework includes biology, organic chemistry, physics, liberal arts and a foreign language, helping you develop valuable cultural and quantitative skills.
What is a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry?
From cell biology and genetics to molecular function and metabolism, an online biochemistry degree helps you understand and explain the world from the molecular and atomic levels. You’ll gain a solid foundation in chemical processes, critical thinking and problem-solving skills while learning how biochemists play a vital role in discovering drugs, controlling pathogens and producing materials for environmental remediation.
Can I earn a biochemistry degree online?
Yes. The online biochemistry degree gives you the ability to earn a natural science degree online, leading to a wide range of careers in education, health and other STEM-related fields. You must also complete in-person lab courses for organic chemistry and biochemistry in a highly accelerated format, which takes place in less than two weeks. These valuable hands-on lab experiences add critical legitimacy to your online degree.
Online students receive unparalleled support from academic, career and pre-health advisors throughout the biochemistry program. As an online student, you’ll receive advising tailored to health-related graduate school pathways, as well as career options available to biochemistry graduates. Advisors will also provide guidance about research experiences, clinical internships and community service opportunities near your home.
What does a biochemistry major study?
In the online biochemistry degree, you’ll take a wide array of courses, such as biology, organic chemistry, physics, analytical biochemistry, liberal arts and languages. You’ll also learn how to problem-solve, write scientific reports and describe experiments. Courses include:
BCH 341: Physical Chemistry with a Biological Focus
BCH 461: General Biochemistry
BCH 462: General Biochemistry
BCH 467: Analytical Biochemistry Laboratory (L)
CHM 113: General Chemistry I (SQ)
CHM 116: General Chemistry II (SQ)
CHM 233: General Organic Chemistry I
CHM 237: General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
What can you do with a biochemistry degree?
As a graduate with a biochemistry degree, you’ll be ready for a range of careers in science and health. A Bachelor of Arts is useful for students pursuing a certificate, degree or career in teaching. The online biochemistry degree also suits students who want to attend medical school or are already a part of the health care or laboratory research sector looking to advance within their respective fields. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
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).
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