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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Biochemistry?"

Why Major in Biochemistry?

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Collect, analyze and apply information to solve problems (managing information & higher-order thinking).
  • Understand how to safely utilize laboratory instruments and employ the appropriate laboratory techniques to investigate chemical systems (technology).
  • Understand chemical concepts and use evidence to draw conclusions (higher-order thinking).
  • Use the language and concepts of chemistry to communicate effectively in oral and written form (communicating).
  • Function in independent and collaborative settings to solve problems (interacting).
  • Ethically and with integrity, apply chemical knowledge, materials, and skills that impact society (valuing).
  • Be prepared for post-baccalaureate education and employment in the public and private sectors.

Related Career Titles

Analytical Chemist Food Scientist
Associate Chemist Forensic Scientist
Biochemist Geneticist
Biomedical Engineer Laboratory Technician
Biotechnologist Materials Scientist
Chemist Molecular Biologist
Chemical Laboratory Technician Pharmaceutical Researcher
Chemical Safety Engineer Pharmacologist
Clinical Chemist Quality Control Technician
Clinical Research Specialist Researcher
Clinical Technician Technical Sales Representative
Epidemiologist Toxicologist

Related Job Listing/Job Search Web Sites

Bioresearch Online
Drug Discovery Online
Hire Bio
Laboratory Network
Medical Design
Science Jobs

Affiliated Organizations

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Chemical Society
American Society for Cell Biology
Association of Clinical Biochemists (ACB)
Biochemical Society
Biophysical Society
Central Society for Clinical Research
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE)
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB)
Scientific Research Society

Four-Year Academic Plan

Biochemistry Major, B.S. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator