Biochemistry Courses and Schools

Find out about biochemistry degree options and the classes offered in them. Get tips on selecting a program that meets your needs and interests at the undergraduate and graduate level. Schools offering Biology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available in the biochemistry field. Coursework mainly consists of science classes such as chemistry, microbiology and biology. To begin building your professional skills early, you may want to choose a school that can provide you with internship and research opportunities.

Degrees Bachelor's, master's, and doctoral
Classes Biology, genetics, microbiology, chemistry, protein structures, molecular biology
Schools Many major colleges and universities offer biochemistry degree programs

What Undergraduate Courses Will I Take?

Through bachelor's degree programs you can expect to take fundamental courses in calculus, chemistry, organic chemistry, organismal biology, microbiology and genetics. You may also be able to take courses in an area of specialization, such as biotechnology, medicine, pharmacology or human physiology. Online courses are available. Here are some additional courses to consider:

  • Biostatistics
  • Physical chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Science and society
  • Biophysical chemistry

What Graduate Courses Will I Take?

A master's degree program allows you to continue your area of specialization through individualized coursework, research opportunities and projects. At this level, you may have the opportunity to take courses in more specialized areas, such as cancer biology and marine chemistry. Original research through a master's degree program may culminate in a thesis paper.

Ph.D. programs are largely designed around your personal interests and may focus largely on research in areas such as metabolic chemistry, genetics, molecular biology and protein structures. Courses in research methods and quantitative analysis may also be included, and you may work closely with faculty to develop an individualized curriculum and compose a dissertation.

How Can I Choose a School?

Before choosing a school you should ensure that the available coursework, clinical experiences and research opportunities support your academic interests in the field of biochemistry. Laboratories and research facilities in your area of specialization, like microbiology or genetics, are important to hands-on training. Internship opportunities could also be useful for professionally reinforcing techniques in areas such as health science, nutrition or pharmacology. As a graduate student interested in academic positions in education you may consider graduate teaching opportunities. Here are some of the schools that offer biochemistry courses:

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • The University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)

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