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Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry
The bachelor of science degree in Biochemistry at Armstrong provides a solid academic foundation, serving as a bridge between Chemistry and Biology and exploring the chemical side of biological processes. The curriculum focuses on molecular details of biological systems, with an emphasis on chemical reactions. Students may elect to complete requirements to enter medical school, dental school, pharmacy school or veterinary school concurrently with earning the Biochemistry degree. The opportunity for learning is enhanced by the small, friendly university environment in which students are able to seek and receive individual help outside of class.
Biochemistry is one of the fastest growing areas of science. Earning a B.S. in Biochemistry can lead to career opportunities in a wide range of fields including:
- veterinary medicine
- medical research
Biochemistry students have numerous opportunities for cutting-edge research and internships on campus. The Biochemistry program is part of Armstrong’s Chemistry and Physics Department, which is housed in the state-of-the-art Science Center. Armstrong is a medium-size university where academics take top priority. Small classes taught by competent, dedicated professors provide a supportive academic environment.
Course of Study
All Biochemistry students must complete at least 36 semester hours of credit in their major. In addition to completing the core curriculum requirements in humanities, laboratory science/mathematics and social science, majors take a biochemistry lab sequence and calculus to complete the 124-hour degree requirement. The degree program has room for a number of upper-level Biology and Chemistry classes as well as electives, which allow students to pursue study in areas of special interest.