What will I learn?

The undergraduate biochemistry curriculum is designed to provide a solid background in chemistry and the physical sciences, as well as in the biological sciences. Consequently, biochemistry is an especially versatile major giving undergraduates many options when they complete their BS degree. A biochemistry major provides a strong background for entering graduate school in a variety of fields, and the majority of biochemistry majors go on to graduate school or to professional schools such as medicine, veterinary medicine or dentistry. Biochemistry majors excel in biomedical professional schools because of their strong background in the basic sciences. In addition, a wide variety of job opportunities is open to biochemistry majors with a BS degree. Many find rewarding careers working in laboratories as research scientists, forensic scientists and technicians in clinical, governmental and university laboratories. Biochemists are also employed by diverse companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, food and scientific equipment industries.

Majors in Biochemistry must make a grade of C or better in CHEM 227, CHEM 237, CHEM 228 and CHEM 238 before registration in BICH 440. In addition, majors in Biochemistry must make a grade of C or better in all major coursework used to satisfy the degree plan.

Which department am I in?

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$37,890.00 per year
USD $7,457 for Summer 2019
Application deadline

1 August 2019

Start date

26 August 2019, 13 January 2020


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences



77843, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL score of 600 (paper test); PTE Academic score of 68.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of official high school/secondary transcript.

English proficiency can also be demonstrated by:

Minimum TOEFL score of 80 internet-based testing (i-BT), or a minimum SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score of 560, a minimum ACT English score of 21, a minimum PTE Academic score of 53, a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall bands.

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