Biochemistry

Bachelor’s Degree

Biochemistry

Bachelor’s Degree

 

In the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry program, students gain an understanding of how biological molecules give rise to the processes that occur within and between living cells, which in turn relates greatly to understanding the structures and functions of tissues, organs, organisms and microorganisms. Graduates apply their knowledge of this fusion of chemistry and biology to technological problems in areas as diverse as environmental processes, the development of new biomaterials and new forms of renewable energy. They are prepared to work in academia, for startups and research and for development laboratories associated with practically every advanced technological field, including medicine, energy, biotechnology, computing and agriculture.

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Program Objectives

A degree in biochemistry examines these topics to promote a fundamental understanding of the fusion of chemistry and biology and an application toward technological problems. Professional biochemists apply their knowledge in many different areas ranging from environmental processes to the development of new biomaterials and novel renewable energy. They work in academic environments, high-tech start-ups, and research and development laboratories associated with practically every advanced technological field including medicine, energy, biotechnology, computing and agriculture.

Chemistry Curriculum

 

Chemistry Minor and ASI Programs

No specific course sequences are suggested for students wishing to include chemistry minors or areas of special interest in their programs. Rather, those students should consult with the Chemistry department head (or designated faculty member) to design appropriate sequences. For the purpose of completing a minor in Chemistry, the Organic Chemistry sequence is exempt from the 100-200 level limit.

Suggested careers for biochemistry majors:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Healthcare scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Research scientist

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