Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Study the chemical reactions that occur in living matter with the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in Temple's College of Science and Technology. Biochemical concepts and techniques have become the basis for research in environmental and health sciences, nutrition and physiology. The 123-credit-hour degree prepares graduates to pursue various careers in medicine, science and technology, or advanced study in biochemistry, bioengineering, biotechnology, cell biology and other related fields.

The interdisciplinary biochemistry curriculum combines principles of biology and chemistry with fundamentals of mathematics and physics. Chemistry is a discipline of science that studies the structure and composition of atoms, whereas biology studies the science of life and living organisms. You’ll study how atoms and molecules form new chemical compounds through chemical bonds. From there, students will dig deeper into the chemical processes that are required for living organisms to exist, including their chemical composition, function and physical structure.

Faculty members encourage firsthand experience with cutting-edge technology in the classroom. You'll also solve real-world problems in state-of-the-art laboratories while building practical research and teamwork skills. Biochemistry majors take part in advanced research, scientific breakthroughs and new discoveries that benefit society.

Classes & Curriculum

In this degree program, courses will include 

  • Calculus or Honors Calculus I, II and III;
  • Cell Structure and Function;
  • General Biochemistry II;
  • Genetics​; and 
  • Techniques of Biochemistry Research.

Learn more about Biochemistry Major courses. 

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+1 Bachelor-Master Programs

The College of Science and Technology offers +1 Accelerated Bachelor-Master Programs. Students can earn a BA or BS and, at the end of the fifth year, an MA or MS. Coursework is completed over five years instead of taking the usual six-year course of study.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s +1 Bachelor-Master programs.

Dual Bachelor-Master Program for International Students

International students have the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from their home institution and a graduate degree from Temple over five years. This multidisciplinary program includes undergraduate- and graduate-level coursework at Temple. Students are prepared for professional careers in today’s global economy and job market.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s Dual Bachelor-Master Program for international students.

3+4 Accelerated Programs

The College of Science and Technology offers 3+4 Accelerated Degree Programs in a seven-year course of study, instead of the usual eight years. Qualifying undergraduate students can obtain the Biochemistry Major from CST and a

  • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the Kornberg School of Dentistry,
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the School of Podiatric Medicine,
  • Doctor of Medicine from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, or
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Medicine from the School of Pharmacy.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s 3+4 Accelerated Degree Programs.

3+3 Accelerated Program

Qualified students can earn the Biochemistry Major and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the College of Public Health over a five-year course of study, instead of taking the usual six years.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technologys 3+3 Accelerated Degree Program.

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program

The College of Science and Technology Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program is designed for students planning to apply to medical school or pursue other health-related professions. The program offers the following two tracks.

  • The Basic Core in Health Sciences is intended for professionals who need the required science courses to apply to medical school.
  • The Advanced Core in Health Sciences is a program for current students who have met the premedical requirements and who seek advanced science coursework.

Both tracks include classes in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and the College of Science and Technology. Learn more about the College of Science and Technology’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full or part time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

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