Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Research Concentration Available

Ranked #4 in best science jobs on U.S News, students with Biochemistry degrees can seek employment in a variety of fields. These include: state and federal labs, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, cosmetic manufacturers, and chemical and petroleum industries. A bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry also prepares students to graduate programs in biochemistry and biophysics and medical, dental, and veterinary schools.

Graduates choosing to enter the workforce with a bachelor’s degree will find employment as chemists, lab technicians and similar positions. Those choosing to secure a post-baccalaureate degree will enter the workforce in higher paying fields and positions.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 31,500 people were employed as biochemists and biophysicists in 2016. The job outlook for biochemists and biophysicists is expected to grow 11 percent by 2026, opening 3,600 jobs in the next ten years.

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Sample Core Courses

  • Bioethics (BIOL 2113) — This course is designed to investigate the ethical issues pertaining to human life, such as abortion, physician-assisted dying and suicide, the beginning and end of personhood, stem cell research, cloning, animal experimentation, genetic engineering, eugenics and assisted reproductive technology procedures. Other matters pertaining to biological sciences and ethics can be included.
  • Cell Molecular Biology (BIOL 2633) — This course is an in-depth study of the structure and molecular functions of a composite cell. The anatomy and physiology of the cell will be covered.
  • Microbiology (BIOL 4013) — This course is an introduction to the biology of micro-organisms, including structure, physiology and ecology of bacteria, algae, viruses, protozoa and lower fungi.
  • Ecology (NSCI 3333) — This course is an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of ecology, the ecosystem, community and population level of organization.
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