Biochemistry

Program Information

Biochemistry involves the study of the chemical components of living creatures -- from viruses to mammals -- to explain how and why chemical reactions happen. Biochemists explore the molecular nature of cells, study the development of illnesses, search for new drugs, predict undeveloped/inherited health problems and help forensic experts identify criminals. The rigorous undergraduate curriculum includes chemistry, mathematics, physics, genetics and biology. The bachelor of science degree in biochemistry is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate study, attend health-related professional schools, or work in entry-level positions at laboratories or in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.