Biochemistry Concentration, Chemistry, BS

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In Short

The Biochemistry concentration encourages and fosters learning about the chemistry that underlies biological structure and function.

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Program Overview

This degree will prepare you for further education in chemistry, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and other health professions, provided you complete all the prerequisite courses for post-graduate work.

The emphasis on biochemistry is particularly helpful for those interested in health sciences and the hands-on experience benefits those interested in pursuing Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry, biotechnology or related fields.

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Career Opportunities

The Biochemistry concentration in chemistry gives you a strong grounding in chemistry with a focus on biochemistry. This concentration is ideal for those interested in a wide variety of careers, including but not limited to:

  • Laboratory scientist positions in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies
  • Science writing careers
  • Health professions

Experiential Opportunities


Internships are a great opportunity to get valuable, real-world experiences before entering a competitive job market.
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Study Abroad

Faculty-led study abroad course opportunities increase student life-transforming experiences, as do student/faculty cooperative research projects.
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