Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

  • Overview

    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.

  • Curriculum

    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.

  • Some of our faculty

    • Elizabeth A. Auger

      Assistant Professor of Biology, Chair of Biology Department

      PhD, Rice University

      MS, Ball State University

      BS, St. Joseph College, Connecticut

    • Jeanne D. Gulnick

      Assistant Professor of Chemistry

      PhD, SUNY at Stony Brook

      MPh, SUNY at Stony Brook

      BA, University of Virginia 

    • Nicholas Benfaremo

      Assistant Professor of Chemistry

      PhD, University of Pennsylvania

      BS, Manhattan College

    Elizabeth A. Auger

    Assistant Professor of Biology, Chair of Biology Department

    PhD, Rice University

    MS, Ball State University

    BS, St. Joseph College, Connecticut

    Jeanne D. Gulnick

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    PhD, SUNY at Stony Brook

    MPh, SUNY at Stony Brook

    BA, University of Virginia 

    Nicholas Benfaremo

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    PhD, University of Pennsylvania

    BS, Manhattan College

  • Career Moves

    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.