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Biochemistry (B.S.)

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides an extraordinary level of education at the undergraduate level. The Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry is designed with a broad-based curriculum that combines instruction in basic chemistry and applied biochemistry with the theoretical and practical aspects of this dynamic science.

Biochemistry (B.S.)


Description


What is Biochemistry at ODU like?

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides an extraordinary level of education at the undergraduate level. The Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry is designed with a broad-based curriculum that combines instruction in basic chemistry and applied biochemistry with the theoretical and practical aspects of this dynamic science.

Program Highlights


What makes Biochemistry at ODU unique?

  • Students have many research opportunities available to enrich their understanding of real-world problems

  • Cooperative arrangements exist with the nearby Eastern Virginia Medical School

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Biologists

$84,060

MEDIAN SALARY


Research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions.

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

$96,070

MEDIAN SALARY


Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.

Pharmacists

$121,710

MEDIAN SALARY


Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

$90,610

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Biochemistry at ODU?

CHEM 211:
Organic Chemistry I Lecture


This course is part of the IncludED All Access program; you should not purchase any course materials denoted by the IncludED logo as they are part of your course registration. In the event you drop this course from your schedule on or prior to the last day of DROP/ADD period, your account will be fully refunded automatically if you received a digital textbook. If you received a physical textbook you will need to return the textbook to the store and your account will be refunded at that time.

CHEM 214:
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory


Experience is offered in synthetic, separation, and analytical methods of organic chemistry. Modern synthetic and spectroscopic techniques are introduced. Prerequisites: Chem 212 with a grade of C or better. Pre- or corequisite: CHEM 213 with a grade of C or better.

CHEM 441:
Biochemistry Lecture


This course is a one-semester survey of the major molecular constituents, bioenergetics, enzymes, nucleic acid structure, and genetic information transfer pathways fundamental to biochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 213 with a grade of C or better.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Biochemistry at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Biochemistry should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Available Scholarships


National Institute of Health MARC Scholarship

Senior Thesis Travel Award

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


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757-683-4103


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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