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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:
The B.A. allows a less structured curriculum with more elective options than the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.
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:
Once you complete the program, you will qualify to test for secondary teaching certification and teach in public or private schools.
With some additional course work, this major also will help prepare you to enter dental, medical or veterinary school or a training program to become an allied health care professional.