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Chemistry – Biochemistry Major

Asbury University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry—Biochemistry degree program empowers you to nurture your scientific passions in preparation for a life exploring the curious and intelligently designed universe.

See how the building blocks of life interact with each other through a rigorous curriculum and hands-on lab experiences enhanced by holistic self-growth and peer connection. You’ll spend time finding answers to life’s most important inquiries and develop the skills and network necessary to make the world a better place through your findings.

Biochemistry Degree Requirements and Outcomes

The B.S. in Biochemistry degree program curriculum covers basic and intermediate chemistry topics as well as how they relate to upper-level science concepts such as genetics and cellular or molecular biology.

Students who major in biochemistry will become prepared to pursue the further education they need to follow career paths in healthcare and medicine, apply to medical or veterinary school or enter the workforce immediately.

Biochemistry major requirements include applied experience in laboratory course components and a student-led final research project. In-depth biochemistry courses are strengthened by math concepts and interdisciplinary general education courses.

  • 64 credits in core biology and chemistry major courses
  • 49 credits in Undergraduate Foundations general education courses
  • 11 credits in choice of free elective courses

Students can use their elective credits and individual research topics in ways that intentionally position them for their future career path.

Review complete degree requirements for the B.S. in Biochemistry.

▾ Biochemistry Major Courses

In the biochemistry major, you’ll study the intersections of biology and chemistry, as well as supporting subjects like ethics, math and physiology.

Biochemistry courses include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Statistics for Behavioral Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Chemical Research
  • Genetics
  • Immunology

Preparation for Biochemistry Careers

Majoring in biochemistry is a popular choice for students pursuing advanced careers in scientific research, medical science, biotechnology, pharmaceutics, veterinary studies and beyond. Types of roles accessible with a bachelor’s in biochemistry include:

  • Biological Technician
  • Biochemist
  • Agricultural or Food Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Bioengineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Microbiologist

Biochemistry majors find employment with government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), educational institutions, private research entities and much more. Developing a background in biological and chemical subjects can also inform career paths in law, media, marketing and communications related to science and health fields.

Your studies and real-world experience with the latest laboratory technology ensure you’re ready to excel after graduation. Career fields in biochemistry often include opportunities to advance to managerial positions. Through interdisciplinary exposure to critical thinking and problem-solving skills, our bright and hardworking biochemistry graduates are well-suited to these supervisory roles.

Pathway to Graduate Biochemistry Programs

Asbury prepares you for what you may encounter professionally or academically, whether you enter the field after earning a bachelor’s or pursue the graduate programs necessary for certain advanced career paths. Earning a graduate degree such as a master’s degree or doctorate is the standard level of education needed to pursue careers such as:

  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Medical Scientist/Researcher
  • Research Professor
  • Veterinarian
  • Patent Lawyer

Your future may look like becoming a credentialed physician, producing groundbreaking pharmaceutical research or teaching others about ways to understand the molecular basis of life. You may even use your biochemistry degree as a springboard to pursue advanced degrees in biotechnology, forensic science, microbiology or another field you find passion in.

Asbury sets students up to succeed in these active and exciting fields of scientific research and inquiry with thorough graduate school preparation.

Check out our Pre-Medicine and other Health Professions programs that help you navigate the process of pursuing these careers.

Why Study Biochemistry at Asbury University?

Biochemistry training from Asbury’s involved, expert faculty is supplemented by peer and employer partnerships, resulting in personalized, applied scientific education driving your career to its greatest potential.

Personalized, Individual Attention

As you progress through the program, both your introductory and your advanced courses boast small class sizes. The student-to-faculty ratio at Asbury is 12:1, and many classes you take will have fewer than 20 students.

Biochemistry majors interact closely with renowned faculty who ensure students are ready to take the next steps in their academic careers and beyond. Never go without answers to your questions about the material, and get insight into which career paths are most fitting for your talents.

Meet the Department of Science and Health faculty and staff.

Top-Notch Facilities and Resources

Asbury’s biochemistry degree program’s laboratory technology and facilities rival those of the bigger institutions, combined with the access of a small, intimate program. As a biochemistry student, you’ll spend extensive time getting hands-on practice with scientific equipment. You can and will learn how to use tech such as:

  • Chromatography equipment
  • NMR and FTIR instruments
  • Atomic absorption spectrometers
  • UV-visible spectrometers and HPLC instruments
  • High-resolution research microscopes
  • Autoclaves

Explore the Department of Science & Health laboratory facilities.

Gain Direct Biochemistry Experience

Each biochemistry major at Asbury benefits from the opportunity to prepare senior research projects in partnership with highly respected institutions. Students work with faculty mentors to present their research at the annual SEARCH competition, as well as at conferences across the nation. 

Our biochemistry students build relationships with academics and researchers around the country, often leading to scholarships for grad school or even that first post-graduate job. In addition to the senior project, students can find opportunities to work with Asbury grads who are professionals in the field or in national research initiatives. Some examples of biochemistry research done by Asbury students include:

  • “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 Each Trimester of Pregnancy” Emma ’19

From service and mission programs to study abroad and cross-cultural experiences, Asbury students bring uniquely valuable experience with them to the job market.

Learn how the Office of Career and Calling helps students locate relevant work experiences on and off campus.

Peer and Community Support

Asbury’s dedication to providing our students opportunities for personal development and peer connection is as deep as our ties to the surrounding communities of Wilmore, Lexington and beyond.

Spend time exploring your personal interests alongside students who share them by joining intramural sports or a student club, building your relationships as well as your leadership abilities. There’s a lot to do on Asbury’s vibrant campus. Learn more about Student Life.

Student Services functions to support you throughout your college journey. From health and counseling services to offices designed to facilitate alumni connections, explore Asbury Student Services programs.

Related Science and Health Degree Programs

Asbury’s biochemistry major is one of many degree paths for students seeking careers in science, medicine and health. Check out Asbury’s related offerings:

Explore Asbury Admissions and Financial Aid

Get closer to your future work in biochemistry and related fields. Explore Asbury Undergraduate Admissions information and requirements.

For private, Christian education, Asbury’s tuition costs are competitive.

We want to hear from you! Contact the admissions office, or schedule a campus visit.

Apply to the Bachelor’s in Biochemistry Program at Asbury

Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Asbury University leads to professional mentorships and fulfilling job opportunities unrivaled by the bigger institutions.

Ready to major in biochemistry? Request more information today. Or, begin the application process.