4+1 Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees are a great way to save time and money and also enhance your career opportunities. Receive your Master’s degree in as little as one year. Eligible students take 12 graduate credits which is applied to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Manhattanville’s School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) offer two tracks for full-time undergraduates who wish to combine an undergraduate Biochemistry degree with a Biomedical Sciences degree at the graduate level.
The following 4+1 degree programs are available:
BA Biochemistry + MS Biomedical Sciences
BS Biochemistry + MS Biomedical Sciences
While building the necessary applied skills and a breadth of knowledge in biological and chemical fields, as a biochemistry student you’ll foster professional relationships with peers and faculty in preparation for educational and career opportunities post-graduation.
Graduates of Manhattanville’s biochemistry degree programs can work in commercial or educational laboratories and for pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies in roles like chemist or technician. You’ll gain the communication skills to go into science writing or consulting and explore many other career choices.
Students must have at least 75 earned credits to be accepted into the program. Candidates need an overall GPA of at least 3.3, have taken coursework to provide a strong foundation of biological science knowledge, and have at least one recommendation from Manhattanville faculty attesting to the student’s preparedness for graduate level study.
All students in the dual degree program must complete BIO1001 and BIO1002 (Principles of Biology), along with CHM1001-1004 (Principles of Chemistry) as they are prerequisites for other biology courses. Students must earn a B or better in all biology and chemistry coursework to continue in the program and may take no more than one 5000 level biology course in the first two semesters of their participation in the program. Students may subsequently take up to two 5000 level biology courses per semester.
Courses which may count toward both degrees are any 5000 level Biology or Chemistry course are described in the college graduate catalog under M.S. Biomedical Sciences, and include courses such as (but not limited to):
Biochemistry majors preparing for medical school, dental school, and other advanced health science professions can enroll in Manhattanville’s Pre-Health program. Through one-on-one advising, the Pre-Health pathway ensures you take essential courses and prepare for graduate school entrance exams, interviews, and the application process.
Adding a minor to your Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree broadens your perspective and adds depth to your skillset. Science minors that could complement your biochemical education include: