A degree in biochemistry will prepare you to improve medicines and diagnostic agents, control disease, and help manage chemical factors that affect general health and well-being. This degree is ideal if you are planning to pursue a career or an advanced degree in:
- Biotechnical industry
- Health professions
- Molecular biology
- Pharmaceutical industry
Core coursework covers biology and chemistry. Sample courses include:
- Cell Biology
- Organic Chemistry
- Metals in Medicine
- Proteins and Nucleic Acids Lab
- General Physics II
In addition to coursework, the biochemistry major provides extensive field and extracurricular opportunities so that students can earn hands-on experience in the industry.
- Conduct research under the supervision of a faculty member in the Research in Biochemistry course.
- Present your thesis before the end of your final semester at a symposium designed for undergraduate researchers.
- Join Alpha Chi Sigma, the professional chemistry fraternity that works to advance knowledge of chemistry in the community and on campus.
Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with a study abroad experience. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., SU Abroad has more than 100 programs in 60 countries.
Life After Syracuse University
With a degree in biochemistry, you can explore such careers as:
- Medical scientist
- Forensic scientist
- Laboratory technician
- Clinical research associate
- Healthcare scientist
Or pursue a graduate degree medicine, chemistry, education, public health, public administration, or more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.