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What will I learn?

Position Yourself at the Intersection of Two Great Sciences

Biochemistry is where chemical processes merge with biological functions and systems. It’s the fascinating area of study where scientists focus on the biochemical reactions that happen at the molecular level in living things.

Biochemical research is an integral part of many fields, and discoveries in biochemistry have improved — and continue to improve — the quality of our lives. From contributions to the field of medicine — including in cell biology, pharmacology, immunology, nutrition, cancer research, and forensic medicine — to its applications in industry and food production, biochemistry is demonstrating an ever-widening range of impact, opening up exciting new opportunities for future biochemists.

Our Program Gives You All the Elements for Success

To prepare you for this highly collaborative field, the University of New Haven’s B.S. in Biochemistry program integrates courses in biology and chemistry to give you a holistic view of how chemical interactions influence biological systems. The knowledge you gain in the classroom will be put to work in hands-on laboratory courses, where you will develop your proficiency in conducting scientific experiments using our high-tech instrumentation to analyse and evaluate experimental results.

In addition:

You will have the unique opportunity to perform mentored research with faculty from both the Biology and Chemistry programs, adding depth to your research experience, which will impress future employers.

Because biochemists — like everyone else— must possess the soft skill of effective communication, you will develop the ability to critically assess and effectively communicate your knowledge of biology, chemistry, and experimental results both orally and in writing.

You will develop proficiency in the use and critical evaluation of scientific literature and biological and/or chemical databases.

The Professional Bonds That Make the Program Even Stronger

The University of New Haven has established professional connections in both industry and academia. These strong links bring significant advantages — both pre- and post-graduation — to students in our Biochemistry program. Our network includes local and state organizations and companies, the BioCT network of biotech companies, Yale University, UCONN, Alexion, Arvinas, and other high-profile entities.

The Doors This Degree Will Open

Biochemist, biological technician, physician assistant, medical scientist, and environmental scientist are some of the careers that will be open to you with this degree. The Department of Labour Bureau of Labour Statistics has stated that all of the above careers expect a growth rate of between 6% and 31% through 2028.

Other students will choose to go on to graduate school. Our B.S. in Biochemistry is a superb foundation for master’s- and doctoral-level programs in many biological, biomedical, and chemical sciences, where lab experience is a great advantage in successfully completing an advanced degree.

Students pursuing this rigorous degree program are also excellent candidates for our Pre-Medical Studies designation if their goal is to earn an M.D. or D.O. degree in medical school or if they want to practice in fields such as radiology or neurology, where knowledge of chemical interactions is essential.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (124 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,370.00 per year
USD $20,685/semester
Start date

19 January 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

West Haven Campus,

300 Boston Post Road,



6516, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have official certified copies of senior secondary/high school records.

For international students

Applicants must have official certified copies of senior secondary/high school records.

English Language Requirement: TOEFL score (80 IBT) or IELTS score (6.5) or a PTE score (53).

Recommended Application Deadlines: Fall semester, priority deadline of June 1st; Spring semester, priority deadline of November 1st

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.