Students who study biochemistry will gain extensive knowledge of biochemistry, analytical chemistry, organic and physical chemistry.

The Biochemistry major is designed to prepare students for graduate work in biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical and clinical chemistry; positions as biochemists; admission to medical, dental, and pharmacy schools; or secondary teaching.

Each year, the Department offers "Special Topics" courses that provide an advanced experience in a modern, topical application of chemistry or biochemistry. Examples include:

  • Biotechnology
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Extreme Biochemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Nucleic Acid Chemistry
  • Pollution in the Sand

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Arts and Sciences

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