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  • Foreign: $ 18k / Year
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  • English

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    Biochemistry is the science that studies the molecular basis for the biological process that takes place in all living organisms—plant, animal, or human. As a result, biochemistry is an excellent major for students who are intent on a postgraduate degree in medicine, graduate studies or who would like to work in industries such as biofuels, or pharmaceuticals.

    Student Learning Outcomes - Upon completing the B.S. in Biochemistry, graduates will demonstrate the following capacities:
    • Possess a foundational knowledge of the contemporary theories of biochemistry and molecular biology.
    • Apply the foundational knowledge of the field toward answering unknown questions.
    • Effectively communicate scientific information in written and verbal formats.
    • Safely handle chemical/biological agents and chemical equipment.
    • Become proficient in the design and execution of experimental procedures.
    • Use a variety of techniques to evaluate experimental outcomes.
    • Develop the human skills to work effectively and efficiently in a team setting.
    • Efficiently search the relevant chemical literature.
    • Develop an understanding of the career opportunities within and outside of the field.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline June for Fall semester; November for Spring semester Tuition fee
    • USD 8784 Year (National)
    • USD 18044 Year (International)
    Start date January,September 2015 Credits 120
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Major Requirements
    • Calculus II
    • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • University Physics I and Lab
    • Transformations of Organic Molecules and Lab
    • Intermediate Laboratory Investigations
    • Biophysical Chemistry and Lab
    • Biochemistry
    • Laboratory Methods- Biochemistry
    • Undergraduate Research/Scholarship
    • Advanced Biology Electives
    • Advanced Chemistry Electives

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


  • Applicants should have an above average academic record at least equivalent to a "B-" average (2.60 out of 4.00), or be in the top 60% of their class with suitable academic preparation for the intended major.
  • The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), while not required, is encouraged and strongly recommended for freshman applicants. Students who graduated from U.S. high schools must submit an SAT score.
  • Academic Transcripts need to be originals or official certified true copies. If your transcripts are not in English, certified true translations must be attached. All upper secondary school-level work need to be demonstrated through your transcripts. It is common for applicants to submit transcripts prior to completion of their final year of secondary school. If you must submit transcripts prior to completion, please indicate your expected graduation date.
  • Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than South Dakota State University.


    SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities participation and leadership.


    The B.S. in Biochemistry is pursuing certification by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), which serves as recognition of a high quality and rigorous curriculum.

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