Biochemistry deals with the chemical foundations and properties for all living processes. Research by biochemists increases our knowledge about chemicals and processes that govern the living world and has led to the discovery and development of new and improved medicines, agricultural breakthroughs, and other areas that unveil the mysteries of living things. Those interested in a rewarding career that provides financial security, promotes self-respect and offers the opportunity to work on stimulating and breakthrough projects, should consider a career in chemistry with a biochemistry option.

The biochemistry curriculum prepares students for careers in biochemistry, chemistry and biotechnology and provides an excellent basis for graduate and professional areas of study.

Chemistry students will…
  • Gain a rigorous foundation in biochemistry, chemistry, science and math in the context of a broad university education.
  • Interact closely with experienced faculty who are recognized for their writing, training, professional affiliations, and expertise.
  • Study in the state-of-the-art, first-rate learning environment provided by the newly renovated Magill Hall of Science.
  • Have opportunities to pursue research and scholarship that help develop independent thinking and problem solving.
  • Have employment opportunities within the department that can provide chemistry-related work experience prior to graduation.

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