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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 your coursework, you’ll 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.


Sample Courses:

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

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Career Options​

Common Career Areas:

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


100 percent of 2017 Biochemistry graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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