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Biochemistry (BS and BA)
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Explore fundamentals and advances in biochemistry

As a Biochemistry major, you’ll learn the fundamentals of chemical and biochemical theory and practice through scientific investigation, laboratory experience and research.

You’ll take courses that cover all aspects of chemistry, including analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, as well as courses in biology, physics and mathematics.

  • Through coursework, biochemistry majors develop skills in
  • Conducting experiments safely and ethically
  • Recording and analyzing data
  • Presenting and publishing scientific findings
  • Problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical reasoning as they relate to experimentation and drawing conclusions

You’ll gain hands-on research experience by working with professors on cutting-edge research projects.

For international students: this program is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.



  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Computational Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Biochemical analysis and testing
  • Education
  • Environmental remediation
  • Industrial health and ​safety administration
  • Medical school
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Research

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