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Biochemistry

Gain understanding of key concepts and an ability to solve problems in the five chemistry sub-disciplines: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.

Key Facts

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Degree

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

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Degree Duration

4 Years :1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Pathways Available

International Year One

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Start Dates

January 2024August 2023

Degree Overview

  • Perform basic chemistry laboratory procedures, including the use of modern instrumentation, for the synthesis, separation, isolation, analysis, and characterization of molecules.
  • Demonstrate the retention and synthesis of prior learning in advanced classes.
    Search the chemical literature for published work relevant to a project of interest, read and understand technical literature related to the discipline.
  • Draw on classroom knowledge to contribute to solutions to problems encountered in a laboratory.
  • Articulate an understanding of the relationship between chemistry and related disciplines such as biological science, materials science, and environmental science.
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  • All undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry majors are required to meet with a major advisor several times over their academic career. First-time freshmen and new transfer students are required to meet with an advisor or attend a group advising session during the first semester of attendance. Continuing students enrolled in the following courses will be required to meet with an advisor that semester to avoid having a hold placed on their registration for the next semester.

Why Study this Degree

Contribute to solving problems encountered in chemistry as part of a team.

Understand the key experiments that led to the development of chemical theories and models.

Effectively communicate the results of scientific experiments in oral reports, technical graphics, and written reports.

Your Pathways

International Year One

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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San Francisco State University

Founded in 1889, SF State offers world-class academics, a diverse
campus and an incredible location for students.

With around 27,000 students from all over the globe, international students find SF State a truly welcoming community and diverse place to live in.

SF State has been included in the Top 20 colleges nationwide for best location. It was also rated one of the most diverse colleges in America, according to Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings.

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