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Bachelor of Science Degree

The Biochemistry and Chemistry programs at UCM provide a balanced curriculum of classroom instruction and practical laboratory experience.

Why Choose Biochemistry at UCM?

  • You will receive hands-on experience with instrumentation, chromatography, calorimetry, electrochemical analysis and more.
  • You will have access to modern, well-equipped computer laboratories in various areas of specialization, electronic classrooms and a library study area.

What will I study?
Biochemistry is a common and well-suited major for many of the pre-professional programs (medicine, dentistry, veterinary, pharmacy, optometry) and also qualifies graduates to work as teachers or as chemists in industry and government.
Courses include:

  • Intermediate and Advanced Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics

What can I do with a degree in Biochemistry?

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Geneticist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Toxicologist

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Biochemistry there are several opportunities to be involved in:

  • American Chemical Society
  • Beta Beta Beta
  • Sigma Pi Sigma

About our Faculty
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you and provide personalized attention.
Active research, workshop and seminar participation keep chemistry faculty current in the ever-advancing field of science. In addition to a wide range of academic and professional experience, all faculty members in Biochemistry have earned doctorates in their fields of expertise.

Learn more about Biochemistry at UCM.
School of Environmental, Physical and Applied Science
660-543-4948

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