Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Biochemistry explores the chemical processes that allow all living organisms to function and exist. As a biochemistry student, you seek a greater understanding of the basis for life—researching the how and why of cells and organisms.
Biochemistry allows you to gain and improve your skills in both chemistry and life science. Biochemists improve the lives of humans, animals, and plants through research in some of the most significant and constantly expanding scientific fields, including genetics, medicine, and biotechnology. As your knowledge of how chemical processes function on the cellular level grows, your study of biochemistry enables you to fill the demand of an ever-increasing need for biochemists.
At a Glance
- An encompassing curriculum that creates informed and practiced students.
- Solid groundwork for contributing to a growing field, through graduate and post-graduate research.
- Informed and comprehensive courses taught by expert faculty, not teaching assistants.
- Excellent preparation for pre-veterinary, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, and graduate school.
Courses in the biochemistry curriculum emphasize the study of the structure and function of biomolecules and chemical reactions in living cells. Laboratory work teaches techniques in the field while reinforcing important concepts presented in lectures.
Sustainability Studies Minor
A minor in sustainability studies is available and requires students to take 20 credits of course work.