School of Science & Engineering


chemistry class with Professor CarrThe 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.

What classes 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, and biochemistry, and 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 (CHEM 2110) and Foundations of Modern Biology I (BIOL 2210).

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

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

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.