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Department of

Chemistry and Biochemistry

After USD

The Department offers the BA in Chemistry or Biochemistry and graduates over 20 students per year. Approximately 48% of our students pursue graduate school in the health sciences, chemistry or biochemistry.

Career Network

Recent graduates have entered Ph.D. programs at:

  • Arizona State University
  • CalTech
  • ETH (Switzerland)
  • MIT
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • UC San Diego
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • University of Texas-Southwestern

Our graduates have entered medical and pharmacy programs such as

  • Creighton University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • UC Irvine
  • UC San Francisco
  • University of Washington
  • Virginia Military Institute

Recent graduates in chemistry and biochemistry are employed with companies and organizations such as:

  • Amira Pharmaceuticals
  • Biosite Diagnostics
  • Genomics Foundation of Novartis
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals
  • Nereus Pharmaceuticals
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmatek
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • Sequenom
  • Trilink Biotechnologies