What will I learn?

Biochemistry is a comprehensive program that enables students to pursue careers in biotechnology research to medicine. Our students learn chemistry, biochemistry, and biology, preparing them to solve the mysteries of the human body starting at the molecular level.

Program Objectives

The B.S. in Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary program with the objective to provide students with a strong understanding of chemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, physics and computer sciences. Students in the Biochemistry program will learn theoretical fundamentals and laboratory skills necessary to understand the life processes. Students will also be exposed to the in-depth study of complex chemical changes that occur at the cellular level. Ultimately, students of the program will exhibit and/or engage in: Professional & Ethical Conduct: Students will practice ethical research, professional conduct in collaborations and strong communication skill required to lead future projects; Meaningful Research: Students will learn skills and tools in laboratory settings — gaining real-world experience in their chosen research focuses within biochemistry; Academic Excellence: Students will excel in studying the theoretical fundamentals by which chemistry and life processes interrelate.

Learning Outcomes

While students in the Biochemistry B.S. program will learn and apply their knowledge in diverse areas of the chemical and biological sciences, we specifically aim for our students to meet the following learning outcomes: In-depth knowledge of core concepts and principles of the biochemistry program, such as: chemical and three-dimensional structures of biological molecules, biological molecular interactions, cellular synthesis and degradation of biological molecules, cellular energy conservation and use, mechanisms to control and organize biological molecules for cellular activities, mechanisms of storage, transmission and expression of genetic information; Ability to learn and stay current with biotechnology and biologic topics and discoveries today, such as those in genetic engineering, molecular biology, enzymology and microbiology; Ability to draw from academic knowledge and laboratory experience to effectively collaborate and individually contribute in professional research laboratory settings; Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and experimental results in written technical reports, as well as in oral presentations for specialist and general audiences; Ability to research, study and comprehend technical literature in the biological and chemical sciences that are related to their research focus.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,160.00 per year
This fees is for 2020 and subject to change for the academic year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 September 2020, 19 January 2021

Venue

College of Science and Liberal Arts

Cullimore Hall, Room 207,

University Heights,

NEWARK,

New Jersey,

07102, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

We consider your entire academic high school record, especially your grades in math, science and English. We also take into account trends in your performance, for example, if your grades have improved from freshman to senior year.

Students in the top 25 percent of their class meet our class rank requirements. If your school does not use a ranking system, we consider a 3.0 GPA to be equivalent.

English Language Requirement: Students whose native language is not English are required to submit their results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language System (IELTS) and may also be required to take courses in English as a Second Language. The minimum TOEFL score is 550 on the paper-based exam, 213 on the computer-based exam, or 79 on the internet-based exam. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.

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About this uni

As an industry leader, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students for careers in the ever-changing technological market.

  • No.1 university in USA for upward mobility
  • State-of-the-art facilities and leading industry connections
  • Lively campus just 20 minutes from Manhattan, New York
  • 11,400 students from over 70 different countries enrolled