Online Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry

Pursue your passion for biology and chemistry in the online bachelor’s degree in biochemistry program. 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.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 33

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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The Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry is ideal for pre-health students or students who want a liberal arts degree grounded in a laboratory-based physical science. In the program, you’ll explore the fundamentals of basic chemistry and biomolecules. Coursework includes biology, organic chemistry, physics, liberal arts and a foreign language. This degree is a flexible online program.

What is a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry?

 

From cell biology and genetics to molecular function and metabolism, a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry degree will help you understand and explain the world from the molecular and atomic levels. You’ll gain a solid foundation in how cells communicate via chemical processes enabling organisms to live. You’ll also develop 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.

Are you passionate about pursuing medical school, dental school, pharmacy school or another health profession pathway? Or do you have an interest in teaching science or advancing your career? If so, then the Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry is a suitable choice for you. BA degrees have a foreign language requirement with core and elective courses in the liberal arts, which will provide valuable cultural competencies and quantitative skills.

Are you interested in pursuing a doctorate degree or research as a career pathway? Then you should consider the online Bachelor of Science in biochemistry program.

Take a look inside the accelerated, in-person lab experience for online biochemistry students.

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What does a biochemistry major study?

As a biochemistry student, you’ll take part in a wide array of courses. These include biology, organic chemistry, physics, analytical biochemistry, liberal arts and languages. You’ll gain a well-rounded skill set, including technical laboratory skills and soft skills such as communication and teamwork. You’ll also learn how to problem-solve, write scientific reports and describe experiments.


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 Bachelor of Arts 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 degree also suits students who want to attend medical school or are already a part of the health care or laboratory research sector. The degree may help them advance within their respective fields. Most BA students follow career paths that are less lab-based, such as in patent law, management or professional sales. Browse potential careers below.

Chemical Technician


Growth: 4.0 %
Salary: $47,280

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 Scientist


Growth: 13.4 %
Salary: $82,090

Pharmacist


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $124,170

Physician Assistant (PA)


Growth: 37.3 %
Salary: $104,860

Scientist/Biochemist


Growth: 11.5 %
Salary: $91,190

Technical Writer


Growth: 11.0 %
Salary: $70,930

Learn biochemistry from professionals in molecular sciences

The School of Molecular Sciences is a unit of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Our faculty includes the best in their respective fields. They have an international reputation for interdisciplinary work and scientific publishing that extends beyond the traditional boundaries of chemistry and biochemistry. Our highly regarded awards, publications and rankings include:

  • Academic Innovator of the Year.
  • Air Force Young Investigator awardees.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship winners.
  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim fellows and MacArthur Fellows.
  • Regents’ Professors and President's Professors.
  • Ranked in the Top 10 of journal citations worldwide among biochemistry departments.
  • Several National Science Foundation and Department of Education Career awardees.

Learn biochemistry from professionals in molecular sciences

The School of Molecular Sciences is a unit of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Our faculty includes the best in their respective fields. They have an international reputation for interdisciplinary work and scientific publishing that extends beyond the traditional boundaries of chemistry and biochemistry. Our highly regarded awards, publications and rankings include:

  • Academic Innovator of the Year.
  • Air Force Young Investigator awardees.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship winners.
  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim fellows and MacArthur Fellows.
  • Regents’ Professors and President's Professors.
  • Ranked in the Top 10 of journal citations worldwide among biochemistry departments.
  • Several National Science Foundation and Department of Education Career awardees.

Admission requirements

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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.

Earn your biochemistry degree from leaders in the industry

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.

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interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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