Why Major in
Biochemistry is a study that combines the knowledge of biology and chemistry to explain life processes in terms of chemical reactions with living cells.
Biochemistry is fascinating and useful, and has contributed to human welfare especially through healthcare and nutrition. Biochemists with a doctoral degree are predicted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to have one of the fastest growing occupations and largest numbers of new jobs created between 2002 and 2012.
Plan of Study/Course Work
The plan of study requires strong preparation in the sciences and mathematics. Course work includes: mathematics, physics, genetics, biology, physiology, and chemistry.
Skills and Abilities Associated with Biochemistry
Professional Organizations Involved
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
PO Box 669
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0669
American Chemical society
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
American Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
9506 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814-3996
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
1625 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry
2101 L Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20037-1526