When you study Biochemistry, you will receive a strong preparation for both the workplace and professional schools, including medical and pharmacy schools as well as other health-related areas.
Degree Type: BS
Department: Chemistry

As a Biochemistry student in the 鶹ý School of Sciences, you will develop a wide range of laboratory skills that are needed in today’s biomedical laboratories, whether in industry or academia.

Program Highlights

  • State-of-the-art labs
  • Critical thinking and problem solving in multidisciplinary scientific setting
  • Tutoring by fellow students

What You’ll Study

The major requires 122 credit hours. You’ll take 鶹ý general education and liberal arts courses, School of Sciences Support Requirements, plus courses in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Physics


A degree can lead to the following careers:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Pharmacologist
  • Research scientist (life science)
  • Scientific laboratory technician
  • Toxicologist
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Teacher in secondary school (biology, chemistry)

Is a Biochemistry Major for You?

If you have interests in any of the following areas, a major may be for you:

  • Lab experimentation
  • Problem solving
  • Research
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Forensic science
  • Teaching in secondary school

Meet the Faculty

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