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College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Science (BS), Biochemistry

Program Overview

As a student in our Biochemistry program you will not only gain a strong foundation in science, but also engage in meaningful discussions about how science and faith can align, ensuring a well-rounded and holistic approach to your education. For example, you won’t just gain a scientific understanding of genetic engineering, but you will also learn to consider the societal and spiritual implications of manipulating the human genome. This degree will prepare you for medical school, pharmacy school, dental school, and many other graduate programs in biochemistry, biology, and genetics.

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

128

DETAILS

Total Credit Hours: 128
Program Type: BS
Location: Seated (Main Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 years (8 semesters)
Start Date: Fall: August | Spring: January
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Why AU?

Ready for the next chapter in your academic, professional, and spiritual life? Whether you are graduating high school or pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, we invite you to be a part of one of the top regional universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report). Come discover why the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identified Anderson University as one of the top-ranked, most affordable colleges in the country. Take the next step in your journey of academic excellence today.
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The Knowledge You Will Gain

You will gain a strong foundation in science while also engaging in meaningful discussions about how science and faith can align, ensuring a well-rounded and holistic approach to your education.

Career Outlook

This program will prepare you well for professional programs in the healthcare field. You can also explore diverse career opportunities in laboratory settings, including roles in biotechnology-based labs and pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing industries. Graduates of this program have gone on to become physicians, pharmacists, veterinarians, and dentists after attending graduate programs in South Carolina and around the country.



Starting Salaries

Physician: $214,460 Dentist: $155,040 Pharmacist: $132,750 Chemical Engineer: $106,260 Biochemist: $103,810 Veterinarian: $103,260 Bioengineer/Biomedical Engineer: $99,550 Microbiologist: $81,990 Clinical Laboratory Technologists & Technicians: $57,380 Recent national median salaries source: Bureau of Labor

 

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Knowledge You’ll Gain

You will gain a strong foundation in science while also engaging in meaningful discussions about how science and faith can align, ensuring a well-rounded and holistic approach to your education.

Career Outlook

This program will prepare you well for professional programs in the healthcare field. You can also explore diverse career opportunities in laboratory settings, including roles in biotechnology-based labs and pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing industries. Graduates of this program have gone on to become physicians, pharmacists, veterinarians, and dentists after attending graduate programs in South Carolina and around the country.



Starting Salaries

Physician: $214,460 Dentist: $155,040 Pharmacist: $132,750 Chemical Engineer: $106,260 Biochemist: $103,810 Veterinarian: $103,260 Bioengineer/Biomedical Engineer: $99,550 Microbiologist: $81,990 Clinical Laboratory Technologists & Technicians: $57,380 Recent national median salaries source: Bureau of Labor

 

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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

No previous degree is required to enroll in this program.

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Transcript Requirements

Official high school or GED transcripts will need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from their previous school.

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Additional Admission Requirements

Two essays (prompts) OR Official SAT, ACT, or CLT scores

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Application Deadline

Anderson University has a rolling admission process (students are notified when the are accepted whenever that is during the year) but students are encouraged to apply by the following dates: December 1st for the best scholarship consideration and no later than July 1st to begin in the fall semester.

More Information

I-20 Approved: Yes
I-17 Approved: Yes
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): No
Program Director:
Lindsey Cain
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
41 Credit Hours – University Core Requirements | 57 Credit Hours – Biochemistry Major Core Requirements | 12 Credit Hours – Cognate Course Requirements | 18 Credit Hours – General Electives
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