Students have the opportunity to study chemical and physical principles of organisms and their biological processes while focusing on the role, function, and structure of biomolecules.

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Prepare to Learn

Students will gain real-world experience as they discover the chemistry behind different biological processes and the synthesis of biologically active molecules. 

Our state of the art labs allow students to gain a hands-on experience as they explore the function and structure of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Students can then apply these principles to clinical diagnosis, treatment of diseases, nutrition and health, and agriculture.

I started [medical] school a little worried about my level of preparation and I thought I was going to be behind, but I could not have been more wrong. I had a very solid background and felt like the education I received at BYU-I was better than my classmates because of how much the professors at BYU-I care about the students. I will always be grateful for the opportunities I was given at BYU-I and the education I was able to get.

Jeff J.,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Biochemistry have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Biomedical Scientist

Biomedical scientists are involved in various laboratory tests on tissue samples and fluids to help clinicians diagnose and treat diseases. They screen for and monitor diseases, carry out a variety of tests, and calculate treatment effectiveness.

Forensic Scientist

A forensic scientist searches for and examines trace material associated with crimes. They provide impartial scientific evidence in criminal and civil investigations.

Medical Chemist

Medical chemists work to understand and improve biological testing of compounds being created. They are involved in the process of creating new and more effective drugs and medicines.

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Getting started in this degree

If you want to get a taste for Biochemistry start with one of the following major-specific courses:

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.

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