BS in Biochemistry

Shorelight- University of Pacific, United States

bs-in-biochemistry

Next enrollment cycle

November 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 53,200

Course Accredited By

NA

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • up to 30% scholarship
Biochemistry is the study of the molecules, reactions and processes that produce life at the molecular level.
  • Understanding biochemistry allows researchers to identify better drugs and develop more effective treatments to improve the human condition. Our biochemistry program offers you, as an undergraduate, opportunities to participate in research projects that focus on drug discovery and combating disease so you can make a real difference.

Enrollment Cycles

  • November 2021
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5 
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms NA
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms NA
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms NA

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed;
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

Bachelor of Science Major in Biochemistry

  • Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of science degree with a major in biochemistry.

Major Requirements

Minimum 80 units and 18 courses that includes:

  • CHEM 025 General Chemistry
  • CHEM 027 General Chemistry 5 hrs
  • CHEM 121 Organic Chemistry 5 hrs
  • CHEM 123 Organic Chemistry 5 hrs
  • CHEM 151 Biochemistry I 4 hrs
  • CHEM 153 Biochemistry II 3 hrs
  • CHEM 157 Biochemistry Laboratory 4 hrs
  • BIOL 051 Principles of Biology 5 hrs
  • BIOL 061 Principles of Biology 5 hrs

Select one of the following groups: 10 hrs

Group A

PHYS 023

  • General Physics I

PHYS 025

  • General Physics II

Group B

PHYS 053

  • Principles of Physics I

PHYS 055

  • Principles of Physics II

Select one of the following tracks: 

  • Conventional Track
  • CHEM Electives (3 course above CHEM 123 excluding CHEM 132, CHEM 134, CHEM 151, CHEM
  • 153, CHEM 157, and CHEM 195) 12

BIOL Electives: Select two of the following: 8 hrs

BIOL 170

  • Human Anatomy

BIOL 180

  • Human Physiology

BIOL 101

  • Genetics

BIOL 122

  • Principles of Immunology

BIOL 124

  • Cancer Biology

BIOL 126

  • Neurobiology

BIOL 145

  • Microbiology

BIOL 153

  • Cell Biology

Math Courses: Select two of the following: 8 hrs

MATH 037

  • Introduction to Statistics and Probability

MATH 041

  • Pre-calculus

MATH 051

  • Calculus I

MATH 053

  • Calculus II
  • ACS Accredited Track
  • CHEM 141 Analytical Chemistry 4 hrs
  • CHEM 161 Physical Chemistry -Thermodynamics and Kinetics 4 hrs
  • CHEM 171 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4 hrs
  • MATH 051 Calculus I 4 hrs
  • MATH 053 Calculus II 4 hrs

Select one of the following: 4 hrs

CHEM 167

  • Experimental Physical Chemistry

CHEM 197

  • Independent Research

Select one of the following: 5hrs

BIOL 101

  • Genetics

BIOL 145

  • Microbiology

BIOL 153

  • Cell Biology

Note: At least 4 of your major required courses must be taken at Pacific. 2) In addition, students are encouraged to complete at least one other course in biology and at least one semester of research.

 

  • Typical cost for two semesters $71,555
  • Tuition $53,200 
  • Housing $10,290 
  • Dining $6,065 
  • Other $2,000

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