Biochemistry Major

Do you want to study life at the cellular (and smaller) level?

At a glance

Biochemistry is the study of all living things and the chemical processes that sustain them. In this major, you’ll study life from the smallest components, such as DNA, genes, and cells. With well-rounded science skill sets in the areas of chemistry, biology, physical science, and mathematics, offering a wide range of career options. This major incorporates hands-on learning so that you’ll be prepared to enter graduate school or the workforce upon graduation.

Degree typeBachelor of Science
FormatOn campus
Part ofCollege of Natural Sciences
Competitive major?No
Accelerated option?No
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A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.

ASBMB Biochemistry

This concentration will provide you a broad education in biochemistry, and is recommended for students considering teaching and/or research as a career. Students who graduate from this program can state on their resume that they graduated from an “ASBMB program.” 

Data Science

This concentration delivers a solid background in biochemistry, molecular genetics and cell biology, along with computer science, mathematics and statistics. If you are interested in a career in life-science data analysis this focus will give you the skills necessary for organizing, analyzing and communicating the meaning of massive data sets. 

Health and Medical Sciences

You’ll get the same foundational work in biochemistry, but you’ll also focus in anatomy and physiology, the biochemistry of diseases, and participate in a medical internship. This is great track if you hope to move onto the medical field after graduation, or apply to graduate work in medicine and healthcare. 


This is the ideal concentration for those hoping to pursue pharmacy school after graduation. You’ll get biochemistry and science courses alongside physiology, microbiology, immunology, and public speaking. 

Some Career Options

You can expect a variety of science- and health-related career options with your Biochemistry degree. Many grads go onto specialized graduate schools in pharmacy/medicine, while others enjoy research jobs, work in education, partnerships with government and local law enforcement, and even working in labs for private corporations.  

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Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

For additional opportunities, please reach out to:

Warren Jackson, undergraduate recruitment coordinator, at or (970) 491-4519.

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