Biochemistry Major & Minor Requirements

Biochemistry is the study of the chemicals associated with living organisms, including humans. It includes the study of proteins, nucleic acids (DNA & RNA), carbohydrates, various types of lipids, and bio-inorganics. It is a study of the structures, functions, interactions, metabolism, catabolism, transport, interactions, and combinations of biochemicals. Some specialized fields of biochemistry are genome mapping, enzymology, bioenergetics, neurochemistry, immunology, biopharmacy, medicinal chemistry, protein and nucleic acid cloning, forensic science, genetic engineering, nutrition, and food chemistry. All of the living world, including humans, depends on biochemistry.

Career Opportunities
The employment opportunities in biochemistry, biotechnology, and bioinformatics are expected to explode for years to come. Biochemistry and biology are the common basic components of biotechnology and bioinformatics. Biotechnology is the commercial application of the combination of biological and biochemical knowledge. Bioinformatics is the field of science in which biochemistry, biology, computer science, and information technology merge into a single discipline. Biochemistry majors are well equipped to enter medical, dental, pharmacy and other biochemistry-related professional schools. Students with biochemical-related degrees find opportunities in a wide range of occupations including business.

B.S. Biochemistry Degree Requirements

Biochemistry Minor Requirements

Chemistry Minor Requirements

Preprofessional Program
Students interested in continuing their education at professional schools (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, etc.) should consult with the preprofessional faculty advisor early in their undergraduate career to prepare a proper course of study.