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Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science

Overview

At the heart of all scientific discovery and progress is work done in the lab. In the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry program at CSP, you’ll lead hands-on research experiments that prepare you to make your imprint on the real world.

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Course Length

68 credit hours

Location

On Campus

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Biochemistry at CSP is a true interdisciplinary approach. Coursework blends biology and chemistry, including genetics, organic chemistry, molecular biology, and more. You’ll fine-tune your critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and laboratory skills for maximum career preparedness.

After graduating from CSP with a well-rounded, valuable degree in Biochemistry, your future is your own. Many of our biochemistry graduates go on to strive in biochemical engineering, biotechnology, or begin working towards graduate degrees.

Career Opportunities

Biological Technician $ 49,490

Biological technicians assist scientists with higher degrees (PhDs); working in labs to set up, run, and analyze experiments.

Chemical Technician $ 53,700

Chemical technicians assist scientists with higher degrees (PhDs); working in labs to perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials.

Biochemist $ 104,810

Biochemists study the chemical composition of living cells and organisms. This job may require additional schooling.

Career Support

The support system you’ll enjoy at CSP continues far past the day you receive your diploma. Our Office of Career Development helps students and alumni find meaningful work through job & internship assistance, networking opportunities, interview prep, and much more.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS

CSP was ranked in the Top 10 “Career Ready” Institutions & Top 10 “Career Ready” Feedback for First-Generation College Students in the 2021 SkillSurvey Career Readiness.

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Program Details

Concordia’s Biochemistry degree is a rigorous program that helps you build a diverse portfolio of scientific knowledge and experiences. You’ll be challenged and mentored as you dive into the world of biochemistry, cellular biology, physics, organic chemistry, and more.

Above all, you’ll be equipped to make discoveries in the lab. All biochemistry majors at CSP conduct and lead their own laboratory research projects before graduation. You’ll have the opportunity to hone and refine your research skills in a real, applicable way. Solving complex biological and chemical problems is second nature for our graduates.

The Biochemistry program at CSP prepares you for the transition from the classroom to your career. Our biochemistry majors excel as biochemists, biological technicians, chemical technicians, biotechnologists, and more. Another popular choice for our biochemistry graduates is continuing their education as they pursue graduate degrees.

STUDENT OUTCOMES

CSP graduates are leaders and trailblazers. Meet some of our alumni below and see how they’re shaping the world.

Zach Rengel

Medical School Student, The University of Minnesota

Meet Our Faculty

Our world-class faculty use their decades of experience to nurture your success from the first day of class all the way to graduation— and beyond.

Taylor Mach, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Science Department Chair

Matthew Jenson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Chemistry

Rachel Bergerson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology