Major in Biochemistry

Become a chemist • Learn laboratory techniques • Impact your community

Study the molecules of life.

As a biochemistry major, you will be heavily mentored by faculty and access state-of-the-art labs and virtual reality technology to help you conduct and publish your research. You’ll receive the lab, instrument and safety training you need to enter the workforce or attend professional or medical school.

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Graduate certified

Biochemistry students learn to use and are certified on industry-standard lab equipment throughout their education.

Be mentored

Biochemistry students are heavily mentored by faculty beginning their freshman semester.

Write a thesis

Under the guidance of faculty, biochemistry majors design and execute experiments and then write a thesis from their undergraduate research. JBU students have had their work published in major journals.

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Not sure which degree to choose? 

Students interested in chemistry have several degree options based on future plans.

  • The B.S. in Biochemistry is an excellent option for students planning a professional health career and/or preparing for graduate work.
  • The B.A. in Chemistry is perfect for students who plan to enter the workforce immediately after completing the degree rather than attending a graduate or professional program.
  • The B.S. in Chemistry is the preferred option for students planning a professional health career in a field such as pharmacy or students preparing for graduate work.

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What to expect as a biochemistry student at JBU

Get hands-on lab experience

Biochemistry students receive extensive safety training of chemical handling and hazardous waste while working in a hands-on environment from their first semester.

Publish research

Work with faculty on their research initiatives or conduct your own undergraduate research projects to ultimately publish findings in national scientific journals.

Prepare for graduate school

Many biochemistry students choose to continue their study in a particular field of interest with an advanced degree.



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Equip yourself for a successful career and a life of purpose.