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Biochemistry at St. Mary’s University

Xinghai Chen, Ph.D., demonstrates a Biochemistry lab.

The Biochemistry program at St. Mary’s University introduces students to the chemistry of living organisms.

It provides excellent preparation for medical, dental, veterinary and allied health schools, as well as for students who choose to pursue graduate degrees in biochemistry, molecular biology or pharmacy, or careers in biochemistry and biotechnology.

The Biochemistry program allows students to pursue a broad liberal arts program, while still retaining a strong science foundation.

  • Degree Plan

    The Biochemistry program stresses not only the fundamentals of chemistry but the development of the intellectual skills necessary to apply those fundamentals in the field.

    The laboratory program is based on guided inquiry and discovery modes, while the classroom emphasizes interactive learning.

  • Biochemistry Courses

    Selected courses in the Biochemistry program include:

    • Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
    • Biochemistry I and II
    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • Medicinal Chemistry
    • Enzyme Chemistry
    • Advanced Topics in Biochemistry

    View the catalog to browse class names and descriptions:

  • Careers in Biochemistry

    Students pursuing a degree in Biochemistry will be well prepared for numerous careers in the sciences including:

    • Biochemical Research
    • Medicine
    • Dentistry
    • Veterinary Medicine
    • Pharmacy
    • Science Teaching at all levels

Considering medical school?

St. Mary’s has partnerships that can fast-track our students’ acceptance to nursing, dental and medical programs. Keep in mind that our graduates are accepted to medical and dental programs at rates much higher than the national average.

For more information, view the Pre-Professional Health Programs page.

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Learn more about Biochemistry

Interested in pursuing a degree in Biochemistry? We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have. Feel free to reach out to speak to one of our dedicated faculty.

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