Degree Description

Offered as a major

Can double major with Biology or Chemistry

Related Academic Programs
chemistry, computer science, environmental science

Biochemistry Major

Love the hard sciences? When someone asks your sign, do you tell them the double helix? Then a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, the most rigorous and challenging of the science fields, is the program for you. It’s the perfect blend of biology (the study of living organisms) and chemistry (molecular processes and the chemistry between substances). A bachelor’s degree in biochemistry will prepare you for work in the health professions.

Outside of Biochemistry Class

Outside of Class

Opportunities abound to extend your learning beyond the classroom, including Pre-Health Professions Club; the Women in STEM (WSTEM) Leadership Scholarship; an on-campus internship, or internship at a hospital, doctor’s office, research lab, or business; career and peer mentoring; the WSTEM Mentoring Program, pairing women in STEM majors with established professionals in the field; American Chemical Society; and honors societies (Beta Beta Beta and Gamma Sigma Epsilon).

Career Crossing

Career Crossing

The Career Center offers opportunities for science majors to explore a future in their chosen fields, including STEM resume workshops (STEM Resumania), career assessment and testing, career fairs, and on-campus recruiting.
A STEM specialized career fair each year allows students to interview for jobs and internships with top companies, such as NIH and Astra Zeneca.

After You Graduate

After You Graduate

A biochemistry degree can take you from the lab to the classroom and beyond, including such career fields as:
  • patent law
  • science communications
  • industrial research
  • drug development/pharmaceutical research
  • food safety
  • cosmetics research
Among the organizations biochemistry grads work for are:
  • university laboratories
  • hospitals
  • federal government
  • pharmaceutical laboratories
  • scientific publishing houses