Biochemistry is a discipline encompassing both biology and chemistry focusing on the study of the molecular aspects of living organisms. The tools and concepts of biochemistry are foundational to careers in many areas of medicine and research.

Workforce Preparedness

The Biochemistry program promotes students to apply research to real-world solutions. Whether students continue on to use their knowledge in graduate school or enter the workforce following graduation, our supportive faculty and staff are here to tailor your experience.

Careers in this field

  • Pre-professional
    • Dentist
    • Physician
    • Veterinarian
    • Pharmacist
  • Graduate school
    • Forensic Scientist
    • Toxicologist
    • Professor
    • Researcher
  • Careers after graduation:
    • Research Technician
    • Sales Representative
    • Science Writer
    • Health & Safety officer

Department of Chemistry and Geology

The Biochemistry program is part of the Department of Chemistry and Geology.

Biochemistry, Bachelor of Science (BS)

Accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, this rigorous interdisciplinary program provides excellent preparation for success in medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary and graduate schools. Majors also obtain careers in industry or research after graduation.

Biochemistry, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

This program augments a strong foundation in biology and chemistry with liberal arts courses. Majors are well prepared to pursue advanced study in professional health care programs such as medical, pharmacy, and dental schools as well as careers in patent law, industry and scientific writing.

Biochemistry Faculty and Staff

Meet our Faculty and Staff of the Biochemistry Department and learn more about their expertise.