Program Overview

Study life at the molecular level. As a biochemistry major, you will explore the chemical processes of living things. You will blend chemistry and biology as you build interdisciplinary scientific skills. By examining cell development, growth, and heredity, you can help improve pharmaceutical, diagnostic, agricultural and environmental products and processes.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On Campus
Program Length: 4 years
Credit Hours: 71

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

If you're interested in biological processes — cell development, growth and heredity — then join one of our labs and get started with a major in biochemistry.

Our biochemistry major offers you a deep understanding of the impact of chemical science on modern society, with opportunities to expand into other related sciences. Plus, with research training, you'll gain essential skills and useful knowledge that can help to improve upon the quality of human life. All biochemistry majors complete a thesis-based capstone, giving you research skills employers and graduate schools value.

Biochemistry is an ideal major if you want a career in biotechnology, health professions, pharmaceutical industries and forensics, as well as in the traditional yet exciting fields of chemistry and biology.

Program Highlights

This best-in-class major gives you the opportunity to:

  • Work one-on-one with a faculty member to design and execute a research project.
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals and travel to present your work at regional or national scientific meetings.
  • Have the flexibility to work with faculty from various departments and colleges, including Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biology, Neuroscience, and the College of Medicine.

Careers & Outcomes

A biochemistry degree gives you the opportunity to work in many exciting fields, industries and occupations. Many students have success in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, health professions, clinical laboratories, health and medical research, and other fascinating areas.

Career Projected Salary
Medical Science Liaison $105,588
Drug Safety Scientist $85,253
Research Scientist $74,342
Cardiovascular Research Scientist $73,650
Biological Technician $53,560
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist $57,380
Research Assistant $50,470
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