At a Glance

Program units

72-80

Accreditation

WASC

*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

Overview

APU’s biochemistry major equips students to explore the chemical foundations of living organisms. The degree provides a solid foundation in general chemistry, biology, and physics; applied calculus and quantitative analysis; organic chemistry; microbiology; cell biology; and genetics. These then provide a framework for advanced study in the student’s area of interest, such as thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum mechanics, or research in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, or electron microscopy.

Throughout the program, students are encouraged to think about ethical conduct in research and a Christian’s role in the scientific community. Biochemistry majors leave APU ready to explore the chemical building blocks of life.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a biochemistry major if you:

  • Are interested in science but aren’t sure on which area you’d like to focus.
  • Are looking for a degree that will prepare you for many different scientific careers.
  • Are detail oriented.
  • Like to know how things work.
  • Enjoy academic study.

Learn more about this major.

“What I have loved most about my time in the science program at APU is the opportunity to approach such a complex field under the guidance of intelligent, humble, and quality professors who push me to develop a thorough scholastic foundation while exploring the dynamic impact it has on my faith.”

Katherine Lewandowski ’13

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.