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.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
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 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.
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.
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.
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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