BS in Biochemistry

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 47,979

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Biochemistry: Learn what keeps life going
The Bachelor of Science in biochemistry degree program at Trine University will take you on an exploration of the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. 

The course is designed to provide a broad and deep foundation in biological and chemical concepts with plenty of research-based projects.

The degree: Strengthen your science

The Bachelor of Science in biochemistry degree is designed to be a thorough, intensive investigation of the world of science that ensures you will be well-prepared to take the next step after college.

The experience: Math, science and research

You’ll take a wide variety of math, chemistry and biology courses and learn a plethora of laboratory techniques. As you head toward graduation, you’ll have the opportunity to complete independent undergraduate research, which is an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills in the field.

The result: Career-ready or advanced degree

You will be well-qualified when you graduate to work in the fields of pure chemistry, pure biology or biochemistry. You could be researching DNA, cellular-level processes or how genetic traits are passed down through generations, or looking at new drugs or chemicals in manufacturing or the military, and how they interact with systems in the body.

Alternatively, students interested in biochemistry are often interested in pursuing advanced degrees in the health sciences. The major is an ideal avenue for students:

  • Planning careers in research, teaching or in a life/health science profession (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry)
  • Interested in medical, dental or veterinary school
  • Wanting to work in a pharmaceutical firm
  • Planning to pursue a Ph.D.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours  -  120

General Education Requirements – 30 credit hours

• BIO 114 Principles of Biology I and Laboratory

• CH 104 General Chemistry I and Laboratory

• ENG 133 Technical Communication  

  or ENG 143 College Composition

• ENG 153 Introduction to Literature

• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar

• MA 134 Calculus I

• PSY 113 Principles of Psychology

• SP 203 Effective Speaking

  or COM 163 Interpersonal Communication

• Humanities or Social Sciences Elective - 3 credit hours

• Biochemistry Core Requirements – 59 credit hours

• BIO 324 Microbiology and Laboratory

• BIO 343 Cell Biology

• BIO 364 Toxicology and Laboratory

• BIO 414 Genetics and Laboratory

• BIO 454 Molecular Biology and Laboratory

• CH 114 General Chemistry II

• CH 202 Introduction to Chemical Literature and Communication

• CH 204 Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory

• CH 214 Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory

• CH 234 Quantitative Chemical Analysis and Laboratory

• CH 302 Professional Practice in Science

• CH 324 Chemical Instrumental Analysis and Laboratory

• CH 434 Biochemistry I and Laboratory

• CH 444 Biochemistry II and Laboratory

• MA 253 Statistics

• SCI 412 Senior Research Seminar and SCI 422 Senior Research Project

  or SCI 434 Science Internship

• UE 101 University Experience

Choose one of the following 3 tracks in addition to the Biochemistry Core:

Traditional Track - 31 credit hours

• CH 354 Physical Chemistry I and Laboratory

• MA 164 Calculus II

• MA 213 Calculus III

• PH 224 University Physics I and Laboratory

• PH 234 University Physics II and Laboratory

• Science electives - 4 credit hours

• Unrestrictive electives - 8 credit hours

Physician Assistant Track - 31 credit hours

• BIO 124 Principles of Biology II and Laboratory

• BIO 163 Medical Terminology

• BIO 384 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & Laboratory

• BIO 394 Human Anatomy and Physiology II & Laboratory

• Science Elective - 8 credit hours

• Unrestrictive electives - 8 credit hours

Pre-Medical Track - 31 credit hours

• CH 354 Physical Chemistry I and Laboratory

• MA 164 Calculus II

• MA 213 Calculus III

• PH 224 University Physics I and Laboratory

• PH 234 University Physics II and Laboratory

• PHL 313 - Ethics

• SOC 103 - Principles of Sociology

• Science Elective - 6 credit hours

Science Majors 
• ONE-TIME Intl Enrolment Fee $500 
• ONE-TIME Housing deposit $150 
• Tuition $33,650 
• Engineering /Science fee $330
• Intl Health Insurance $1,499
• Housing & Meal Plan $11,700
• Student Fee* $530
• Parking Permit Fee** $120
• Total Annual Estimate *** $47,979 
 

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