Biochemistry is a major program that prepares people to study the chemical principles of living things and of associated biological process, such as cell development, growth, heredity, and disease.
A major program in Biochemistry will likely include instruction in bio-organic chemistry, protein chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, bio-separations, regulatory biochemistry, enzymology, hormonal chemistry, calorimetry, and research methods and equipment operation.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Biochemistry (use the College Search feature and enter " Biochemistry and Molecular Biology " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Biochemistry Studies?
Biochemists typically work in laboratories and office environments to conduct experiments and analyze the results. As well, having a biochemistry degree offers jobs and career opportunities in various fields, including medicine, agriculture, and genetics. In addition, there may be opportunities in areas such as pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical research, and forensic science. Students also use an undergraduate degree in biochemistry as a steppingstone to medical or veterinary school.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Biochemistry Studies:
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Biological/Biochemistry - American Chemical Society
- Professional Organizations - Biochemistry - LibGuides at California State University, Northridge
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