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Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science

Overview

Biochemistry majors focus on the chemistry of living systems.  The major includes coursework in key fundamental areas of biology and chemistry including molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and a full year sequence of biochemistry.  The major pushes students to develop their critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and laboratory skills in a true interdisciplinary way.  Students are required to participate in an on-campus research experience as a part of this program.

Program
Details

Course Length

68 credit hours

Location

On Campus

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.

Meet Our Faculty

Taylor Mach, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Matthew Jenson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Chemistry

Dr. Rachel Bergerson

Assistant Professor of Biology