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There are many wonderful options all over the world for Biochemistry majors and minors to study abroad. Many Biochemistry majors and minors study abroad to gain important cross-cultural perspectives, conduct research, or engage in field work.

This page contains information that will assist Biochemistry majors and minors determine how best to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.

| FAQs | Sample of Approved Programs | Study Abroad Liaison |

| Receiving Credit in Biochemistry | Funding Info |


1. Can I receive Biochemistry credit for courses taken overseas?

Yes, if the course is taught within a biochemistry department, or approved by the Study Abroad Liaison as a biochemistry class. In addition, a student may petition to receive biochemistry credit for the major for one semester course completed at the university outside of the biochemistry department and its cross-listed courses, provided that the course is clearly related to the student’s program of study.  This "related course" can be taken as part of a study abroad program, with approval of the Study Abroad Liaison.

2. Is it possible to take one of the "core" Biochemistry courses abroad?

We encourage students to take their core courses at Brandeis. In particular, for those contemplating study abroad, it is strongly recommended that they take their core courses before going abroad. In the special case of someone who begins the major late, permission is sometimes given to take one (but only one) of the core courses abroad.

Sample of Approved Programs with Biochemistry Coursework

Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer Biochemistry coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to find programs with internship options.

Study Abroad Liaison 

To assist students with their academic choices abroad, and to help answer any questions about receiving major/ minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the study abroad liaison. Biochemistry majors who plan to study abroad should speak with the study abroad liaison before they go abroad, and again once they have returned from study abroad.

The liaison for Biochemistry is Prof. Dan Oprian.

Receiving Credit in Biochemistry

Before going abroad, you can find out whether a specific course will or will not count as a Biochemistry elective by speaking with the Study Abroad Liaison in Biochemistry. It is strongly recommended that you do this prior to going abroad. In order to formally request Biochemistry credit for the course, you must contact your Study Abroad Liaison upon your return to Brandeis and after you have received a grade for the course. The final step would be to fill out a "Petition to Request a Substitution for a Requirement." Additional information can be found on the registrar's website.

Funding Information

Visit the Study Abroad Financial Information page to read more about funding your study abroad experience. 

We welcome your feedback. If you have concerns or are looking for more information on a topic, please let us know!