A college degree in biochemistry is about the study of the chemical processes inside living things. For example, focusing on what’s happening inside our cells.

For this major you’ll take lots of biochemistry classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a biochemist.

Sample Courses

Biochemistry Courses:

  • Foundations of Chemistry I
  • Foundations of Chemistry II
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Lab I
  • Organic Chemistry Lab II
  • Organic Chemistry Lab III
  • Bio Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Biochemistry + Lab I
  • Biochemistry + Lab II
  • Physiology of Organisms
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Gene Expression
  • Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Principles of Organismal Biology
  • Senior Seminar in Biochemistry

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology
Biochemistry Major Dakarai S.

“I’m a biochemistry major, I knew I love science, and I knew I love math, but I didn’t know what I was going to do with it. But the opportunities that I’ve had here have helped me kind of figure out where I’m going to go with this biochemistry degree.”

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Biochemistry Major Asija S.

“My major is biochem. I chose biochem because I eventually want to become a neurosurgeon, a world-class-ranking neurosurgeon. I chose that because I’m very interested in the brains, the thoughts, and the process, and even more so, everything about life. And I want to be the person that can really help and be hands-on.”

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Biochemistry Major Sabrina E.

“I am a biochemistry major and I was originally a biology major, but I also like chemistry. So, I opted for a major that was the best of both worlds. I want to be a physician, so I thought this was the best major to better prepare myself for medical school.”

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