About this Program

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

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

  • Cooperative arrangements exist with the nearby Eastern Virginia Medical School

AT A GLANCE
Degree Level
Undergraduate
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science
Delivery Modes
On-Campus

Careers

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

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.

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.

Biologists

$84,060 Median Salary

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

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.

Transfer

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...

Cost

Estimated rates for the 2023-24 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.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Non-Resident
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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

Contact

Pinky A. McCoy

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