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.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 39

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

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.

Note: You may complete lab courses at an approved accredited institution near you, but course equivalencies aren’t guaranteed. We recommend you work with your advisor on transferring credits to meet degree requirements.

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 paths to consider. Advisors will also provide guidance about research experiences, clinical internships and community service opportunities near your home. For more information about pre-health education at ASU, please visit our pre-health website.

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.

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

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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 (SCIT OR SQ)


CHM 116: General Chemistry II (SCIT OR 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:

Chemical Technician


Growth: 3.2 %
Salary: $50,840

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 Scientist


Growth: 9.8 %
Salary: $99,930

Pharmacist


Growth: 2.6 %
Salary: $132,750

Physician Assistant (PA)


Growth: 26.5 %
Salary: $126,010

Scientist/Biochemist


Growth: 6.7 %
Salary: $103,810

Technical Writer


Growth: 6.9 %
Salary: $79,960

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

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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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

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.

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.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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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.

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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