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.
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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.

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Meet Our Faculty
Hanna Holden
Hanna Holden'23 Biochemistry
Lab internship with Lakes Environmental Association

“During my lab internship with Lakes Environmental Association for the past two summers, I have been working on total phosphorus and chlorophyll analysis on the 40 lakes in LEA's service area. I have done some field work including water sampling and buoy maintenance. My chemistry classes have helped to prepare me very well for this internship, especially Dr. Lesher's Analytical Chemistry course. Many of the concepts and methods I learned in that course are directly applicable to the work I am doing during the summer. Having hands-on experiences in labs prior to my internship has provided me with many valuable skills.”


Yi Jin Gorske
Yi Jin GorskeAssistant Professor
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, University of California, Berkeley
Camilla Fecteau Bridge
Camilla Fecteau BridgeInstructor, Sciences Dept.
MS, University of Southern Maine
BS, University of Maine at Farmington
Steve Jury
Steve JuryAssistant Professor
PhD, University of New Hampshire
MS, University of Massachusetts-Amherst


In addition to graduate school, a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry prepares students with the foundation for careers in pharmacy, medicine, veterinary medicine, forensics and forensic pathology, fermentation science, biotechnology, and a number of other growing fields.



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