What is Biochemistry?

Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes in living organisms. According to the American Chemical Society (ACS), it includes the sciences of molecular biology, immunochemistry, and neurochemistry, as well as bioinorganic, bioorganic, and biophysical chemistry. Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary science field, utilizing elements from and impacting fields such as chemistry, zoology, botany, microbiology, pharmacology, genetics, medicine, and agriculture.

The biochemistry major will equip students with skills and knowledge from courses in chemistry, physics, math, biology and biochemistry, in order to prepare him or her for a career in related fields or for advanced, more specialized study. Biochemistry is a great pre-health or pre-med major, meeting most medical school prerequisites.

Jobs in this field:

  • Biological Scientist
  • Clinical Lab Scientist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Biochemist
  • Clinical Technician
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Physician associate
  • Pharmacologist
  • Toxicologist