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Biochemistry at St. Mary’s

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 Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry allows students to pursue a broad liberal arts program while still retaining a strong science foundation. The program stresses not only the fundamentals of chemistry but also 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.

Xinghai Chen, Ph.D., demonstrates a Biochemistry lab.
  • Degree Plan

    St. Mary’s University offers a 124-credit-hour bachelor’s in Biochemistry, with 75 credit hours within the major:

  • Highlighted Courses

    Selected courses in the Biochemistry program include:

    • Biochemistry I and II
    • Enzyme Chemistry
    • Medicinal Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry I and II
    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • Special Topics in Biochemistry

What can I do with a degree in Biochemistry?

Career Opportunities

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

Become a Health Professional

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

Outside the Classroom

Student Organizations and Clubs

Students majoring in Biochemistry can join a variety of STEM clubs and organizations, including the St. Mary’s chapter of the American Chemical Student Society.

Science Living Community

Students majoring in any science — from Physics to Computer Science, Biology to Engineering — can join the Science Living Community. Members live together and can participate in a variety of programs throughout the year.


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