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The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry is a professional degree designed for students
planning careers in biochemistry, medicine, clinical chemistry or other health-related
areas of chemistry. The program includes advanced coursework in biochemistry, associated
credits in biology, physics, and mathematics, plus fulfillment of university and college
core curriculum requirements. The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry has a more structured
curriculum than the Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry.
The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Biochemistry is a four-year major designed to prepare students to teach sciences at the high school level in the areas of biochemistry, chemistry and biology. Additionally, the program serves well those who wish to go into medicine, dentistry or other biologically related professional programs of study.
As a Biochemistry major, you’ll take courses focusing on:
Our success is measured through your achievements as well as the quality of our intellectual contributions to the improvement of society. You’ll learn from faculty members who are dedicated to excellence and represent a wide range of research interests. Many have been honored nationally by various organizations.
Through our affiliation with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education
Alliance, we provide you with opportunities to receive hands-on experience in complex
research at the undergraduate level.
You may also receive course credit by working on a project in one of our research centers or laboratories. For example, you may study plant biochemistry in the BioDiscovery Institute. In addition, you can pursue research in avian genomes, cyanide biodegradation, molecular motors and the response of organisms to stress.
Many of our students complete the program in preparation for medical school. Other potential employers include: