Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree

The NSU Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry bridges the studies of biology and chemistry to prepare you for success.

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About The Program
College of Arts and Sciences

Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree

As a student in the NSU biochemistry bachelor's degree program, you’ll receive the foundation and skills that will give you an edge and prepare you to succeed in in a host of well-established, continually evolving fields. Biochemistry merges the chemical, biological and physical sciences to explain biological processes on a molecular level, preparing you for immediate employment in medical, industrial, and government positions (scientists, lab technicians, research assistants, and chemists), a professional degree program (medical, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical, genetic counseling, and other clinical or health professions), or a graduate degree program (biochemistry, chemistry, and biology).

 

Studying biochemistry at Northern will maximize your opportunities for hands-on lab experiences and undergraduate research in our state-of-the-art $25 million Jewett Regional Science Education Center. Research skills are emphasized, combining comprehensive laboratory exercises with the independent nature of real-world, applied novel research.

 

The curriculum for Northern’s B.S. in biochemistry includes core requirements with an overall objective of providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary learning opportunity to bridge the physical sciences with biology and chemistry. Biochemical skills and required content include a holistic understanding of general, organic and physical chemistry together with general biology, genetics, microbiology and developmental biology.

 

Careers 

The knowledge you gain from this program will prepare you to succeed in fields including:

  • Medical, industrial, and government positions (scientists, lab technicians, research assistants, and chemists)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plant and animal agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemical, biomedical and chemistry research
  • Environmental and energy fields
  • Food industries and professions
  • Entry into a professional degree program (medical, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical, genetic counseling, and other clinical or health professions), or a graduate degree program (biochemistry, chemistry, and biology)
  • Northern's placement rate the past five years was 82 percent for medical school and 83 percent for dental school - see what our graduates have to say about the advantages of earning their undergraduate degree at Northern!
Internships 

We'll work closely with you and our connections to find internships and field experiences that accord with your scientific interests.

NSU College of Arts and Sciences Internships

Contact Information 

For more information about this degree, contact Jessica Ness, or call 605-626-2272 or 605-626-7900. Or, contact NSU Admissions at 605-626-2544 or admissions@northern.edu.

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