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Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Accelerated Program

BA/BS Biochemistry + MS Biomedical Sciences Accelerated Program Overview

Manhattanville University’s accelerated biochemistry program combines a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biochemistry degree and Manhattanville’s experiential Master of Science (MS) degree in Biomedical Sciences in a total of five years.

The accelerated biochemistry and biomedical science degree program positions students for a variety of careers in biological and chemical fields. Pursue biochemical, pharmaceutical, or biotechnological careers or further education backed by graduate-level biomedical knowledge and rich professional relationships.

See how the 4+1 accelerated bachelor’s in biochemistry + MS in Biomedical Sciences degree program at Manhattanville saves you time and money while enhancing your career opportunities.

Obtain the knowledge and skills prerequisite for advanced biochemical and biomedical careers through accelerated biomedical graduate education. Students majoring in biochemistry use the 4+1 accelerated program pathway to get a head start on their master’s degree credits, earning up to 12 credits while still an undergraduate.

Combining a bachelor’s in biochemistry with a biomedical science degree at the graduate level serves as excellent preparation for careers in commercial or educational laboratories, for applying to medical school or health professions programs, and for many career choices in the sciences.

Two 4+1 accelerated biochemistry program pathways are available:

  • BA Biochemistry + MS Biomedical Sciences
  • BS Biochemistry + MS Biomedical Sciences

Contact the admissions team to learn more about these accelerated program options.

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Manhattanville’s accelerated biochemistry + MS in Biomedical Sciences degree program allows students to move directly into graduate-level biochemical research without any added stress, finishing requirements just one year after earning a bachelor’s degree.

Years One–Three: Take BA/BS in Biochemistry program courses

Year Four: Begin graduate dual credit coursework and complete bachelor’s degree requirements

Year Five: Complete the remaining credits to earn MS in Biomedical Sciences

After biochemistry majors demonstrate readiness for advanced biomedical science course content, they add graduate courses to their academic plans. Both the bachelor’s in biochemistry and master’s in biomedical science curriculums integrate hands-on laboratory training and close peer and faculty collaboration.

Prepare for advanced career paths with Manhattanville’s accelerated degree programs.


The accelerated biochemistry program curriculum fosters professional communication skills and develops practical laboratory experience with a schedule of undergraduate and then graduate courses, optional internships, and opportunities to contribute to novel research projects.

Requirements for the combined BA/BS in Biochemistry + MS in Biomedical Sciences program include:

  • 120 undergraduate credits
  • 30 graduate credits

To complete the five-year accelerated biochemistry program, you’ll integrate learning from lab and seminar courses to create a final capstone thesis project. Manhattanville’s MS in Biomedical Sciences degree allows students to gain experience in laboratory research, analysis, teaching, or scientific paper writing in a manner supporting their future careers.

Graduate courses you might take for dual credit include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Forensic Biology
  • Molecular Biology Techniques
  • Principles of Genetics

Manhattanville’s biochemistry and biomedical sciences accelerated program graduates will have the academic, research, and laboratory experience needed to pursue exciting entry-level career opportunities as chemists. The depth and breadth of knowledge gained can facilitate advancement to mid and high-level careers in clinical or commercial laboratories, higher education, and medical settings.

While bachelor’s degree programs alone can lead to roles such as chemist and technician, the education and experience of further graduate education may be preferred or required for higher salary ranges or management or supervisory roles in the sciences. The accelerated MS in Biomedical Sciences program helps students prepare to apply for doctoral programs in pharmaceutics, forensic science, or biochemistry, as well as apply their scientific knowledge to a range of industries.

  • Chemist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Chemical Scientist
  • Materials Scientist
  • Biochemical Researcher
  • Professor of Biochemistry
  • Biotechnologist
  • Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Scientific Writer
  • Scientific Journalist
  • Forensic Biologist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Veterinarian
  • Doctoral (PhD) Student
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Dentist

Experience in biochemistry concepts and research and the ability to gain specialized practice in biomedicine through graduate thesis projects ensure students can apply their skills immediately to groundbreaking chemical or materials research or apply to further academic or professional programs.

Bachelor’s + Master’s in Biomedical Sciences Salary
The accelerated biomedical science master’s degree elevates the salary potential for entry-level chemist roles and makes progressing to higher-level biochemistry and biomedical science positions like scientist and senior scientist more attainable throughout your career and further education.

Median annual salary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics demonstrates how entry-level and advanced roles resulting from the kind of education and training this program offers are compensated:

Your high-level research, analysis, communication, and laboratory skills will help you find the most lucrative career possibilities in biomedical and chemical fields, from manufacturing settings to clinical and educational research.

Pre-Health Program
The accelerated biochemistry and biomedical sciences program helps students gain the skills to pursue many career options, from biomedical law, journalism, and writing to research and higher education career paths.

Manhattanville’s Pre-Health program offers one-on-one guidance to students applying to physician assistant programs or doctoral programs in biomedicine, medicine, chemistry, or pharmacology after graduation.

The Pre-Health program ensures you take the best biochemistry courses for pre-medical school preparation and advises you through the process of professional and academic applications and interviews. Learn more about the Pre-Health program.


Minors and Accelerated Programs
You may be able to add a minor to the accelerated biochemistry degree program. Manhattanville’s minor programs that can further develop your skill set include:

An alternative accelerated pathway to the MS in Biomedical Sciences, focused on biological sciences, is available.

Admission Process for Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Program
To enter the accelerated degree program in biochemistry and biomedical sciences, students must enroll as an undergraduate in either the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry degree program. Students apply to take on graduate coursework after fulfilling the following requirements:

  • Completed at least 75 undergraduate course credits, including foundational biological science content
  • Overall GPA of 3.3
  • Produced at least one faculty recommendation for graduate study

Students in the accelerated BA/BS + MS degree program must earn a B or better in foundational biology and chemistry courses to continue in the program. Learn how to apply to Manhattanville University as an undergraduate and reach an admissions counselor for questions.

Current biochemistry students interested in applying to begin MS in Biomedical Sciences coursework should contact Division Chair Dr. Christopher Pappas at 914.323.1276 or


Accelerated Program Financial Aid
An undergraduate financial aid plan covers a portion of the graduate program costs in the accelerated dual degree pathway.  While still completing undergraduate studies and receiving an undergraduate financial aid package, students will also register for two to five graduate courses that will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree.

Review Manhattanville financial and scholarship information.


Apply to the 4+1 Accelerated Program
Receive a BA/BS in Biochemistry and an additional MS in Biomedical Sciences in just one extra year through Manhattanville University’s accelerated biochemistry and bionmedical sciences program.

Accelerate your biochemistry pre-med preparation and pursue advanced biomedical careers at a quicker pace. Request more information to get started.

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