School of Science & Engineering


The biochemistry major is an interdisciplinary major that applies the principles and methods of both biology and chemistry to understanding the molecular basis of life.

It is a major included in our pre-professional health program.


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This program allows the student to select additional courses necessary to pursue certain career objectives. Students considering a biochemistry major should begin their study with General Chemistry I and Foundations of Modern Biology I.


A biology minor (16-hour) includes Foundations of Modern Biology I & II.


What courses will I take?

The major (52 hours) requires a number of basic classes from each discipline with advanced courses in:

  • chemical instrumentation
  • cell and molecular biology
  • genetics
  • biochemistry

View the courses required for the Biochemistry Major.



What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

  • agricultural & food scientist
  • analytical chemistry
  • environmental chemist
  • food chemist or scientist
  • forensic scientist
  • science technician