Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Program Contact: Carol Fenn   203-582-8254

A BS in Biochemistry gives you the skills to become a research associate studying the ways molecules react with one another, or a laboratory technician analyzing biochemical metabolites in the pursuit of new pharmaceuticals. You may become a biochemist in a food development laboratory, write copy for technical publications or work for a consumer products company developing a more effective sunscreen.

We teach you to evaluate and interpret data, hone your analytical thinking skills and present the results of your scientific research to various audiences. An independent research project strengthens the skills you develop in the classroom. Students are encouraged to pursue real-life work experience in the form of internships at industrial, academic and governmental laboratories.

Your degree in biochemistry qualifies you to work as a research assistant in a chemical, pharmaceutical or academic research laboratory upon graduation, but you’ll also have the foundation to pursue an advanced degree in several fields including medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine or law.

An independent research project directed by a full-time faculty member in the department is required of all students in this program. This research project plays a key role for you to develop a deeper understanding of the biochemistry involved, build skills necessary to work independently and to communicate effectively the results of your research.