Part life science, part chemical science, biochemistry looks at living things from the molecular level. Biochemistry is critical to health care, agriculture, the environment, energy and any industry or process that affects life. Today’s scientists need to communicate clearly with colleagues outside the lab; in this hands-on program you’ll develop the skills and know-how to present research for the scientific and lay communities. With its rigorous curriculum, the biochemistry major will prepare you well for a career in research, for medical or professional school, or for graduate study in the natural sciences.
- Biochemistry Major Major
97% of Biochemistry majors from the past five years have found employment or achieved a service opportunity within six months of graduation *
Sample First Jobs
Laboratory Technician, Kennebec River Biosciences
Research Associate, Cue Biopharma
Research Technician, Massachusetts General Hospital
Science Teacher, Saint Gregory’s School
Technical Research Assistant, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Sample Graduate Schools
Illinois Institute of Technology
Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 78% for the classes of 2014-2018
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