Chemistry – Biochemistry Major – Asbury University
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Chemistry- Biochemistry Major Sheet (PDF)

Why study Biochemistry at Asbury University?

Relationships with professors, camaraderie with your peers, and numerous opportunities for direct experience are what make your Biochemistry studies at Asbury University unparalleled by big-box institutions.

Big-box schools may have larger departments and bigger budgets, but you do not get better training by being one of hundreds. As an Asbury student, in both introductory and upper division classes the small class sizes ensure professors are available to answer your questions, leaving you ready for the steps ahead.

A strength of Asbury’s Biochemistry program is that you can, and will, use all of our equipment. Biochemistry students have access to chromatography, NMR and FTIR instruments, atomic absorption spectrometers, UV-visible spectrometers and HPLC instruments, high-resolution research microscopes, autoclaves and more.

What is the Biochemistry major like?

 The most popular Chemistry program at Asbury is Biochemistry. Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary major that focuses on the interface between Biology and Chemistry.

As a Biochemistry major, you will take courses such as

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Chemical Instrumentation
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry

What can I do with a degree in Biochemistry?

The area of biochemistry constitutes one of the most active and exciting areas in science as scientists seek to understand the molecular basis of life.

The job market in Biochemistry is steadily growing. Many of our Biochemistry majors become

  • Doctors of Medicine
  • Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Veterinarians
  • Medical Researchers
  • PhDs in various programs, such as Molecular Biology and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

What opportunities will I have outside of class?

Many Asbury students do their senior research with other highly respected institutions, and every year AU receives compliments about the quality, knowledge and work ethic of our students. Many of those students then receive scholarships for grad school.

At Asbury, experienced faculty work with you directly as you prepare to present your research at the annual SEARCH competition and in other conferences across the nation. Biochemistry majors also have many opportunities to do research with Asbury alums and to participate in national research programs. Some of the research our students have done:

  •  “Studies Towards the Synthesis and Metal Complexing Ability of a Novel Triether” Rebekah ’18
  • “Characterization of B10p53R5 Tumor Stem Cells” Emily ’18
  • “Autologous Regulatory T cell Infusion for Tolerance Induction in Renal Transplant Recipients” Hunter ’19
  • “Impact of Nicotine on the Distribution of Cytokines in the Each Trimester of Pregnancy” Emma ’19