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Bachelor of Science
Biochemistry (B.S.)
Students will study chemical and physical principles of organisms and their biological processes, preparing them for careers in science and chemistry.
Students work together in the Organic Chemistry Lab mixing chemicals.
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."

Highlighted Career Paths

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.
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 the biological testing of compounds being created. They are involved in developing new and more effective drugs and medicines.

Getting Started in This Degree

If you are interested in Biochemistry, start with one of the following major-specific courses:

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