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Biochemistry

A major in Biochemistry will prepare you to enter the workforce directly in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, matriculate into graduate or professional schools, or pursue related careers in law or public policy.
 

Biochemists study molecules found in living organisms, particularly proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. The major in biochemistry prepares students for graduate study in biochemistry or a related biological science, medical or veterinary school, or entry-level biochemical positions in industry. The biochemistry major differs from the chemistry major in that biochemistry emphasizes the integration of chemical principles into biological processes from molecular genetics to enzymology.

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