Biochemistry

The interdepartmental biochemistry degree gives students solid grounding in both chemistry and biology, as well as advanced studies in biochemistry.

Graduates are prepared for careers in biotechnical industries and biomedical research centers; for graduate study in biomedical sciences; and for professional programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine and patent law. Undergraduate students in the biochemistry program have access to faculty research laboratories and are encouraged to participate in various ongoing research programs such as studies in metabolism, gene expression, hormone action, immunochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics and macromolecular structure.

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    Agricultural Scientist

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    Biochemist

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    Chemical Technicians

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    Epidemiologist

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    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Agricultural and Food Service Specialist
    • Animal Care Service Worker
    • Biological and Medical Scientist
    • Biomedical Engineer