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School ofSciences

Biochemistry (BS)

When you study Biochemistry, you will receive a strong preparation for both the workplace and professional schools, including medical and pharmacy schools as well as other health-related areas. You will develop a wide range of laboratory skills that are needed in today’s biomedical laboratories, whether in industry or academia.

Program Highlights

  • State-of-the-art labs dedicated to biochemistry
  • Critical thinking and problem solving in multidisciplinary scientific setting
  • Tutoring by fellow students

What You’ll Study

The Biochemistry major requires 122 credit hours. You’ll take CBU general education and liberal arts courses, School of Sciences Support Requirements, plus courses in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Physics

The academic catalog lists all course requirements for this program.


A degree in Biochemistry can lead to the following careers:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry
  • Forensic scientist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Pharmacologist
  • Research scientist (life science)
  • Scientific laboratory technician
  • Toxicologist
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Teacher in secondary school (biology, chemistry)


School of Sciences faculty provide the individual attention and support you need to succeed in this course of study.

Clubs and Organizations

You will enjoy a variety of activities as a member of our student chapter of the American Chemical Society.

Is a Biochemistry Major for You?

If you have interests in any of the following areas, a Biochemistry major may be for you:

  • Lab experimentation
  • Problem solving
  • Research
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Forensic science
  • Teaching in secondary school

Contact Us

Dr. Dennis L. Merat, chair
(901) 321-4201

Next Steps

Ready to take the next step toward becoming a CBU student?
Schedule a visit, request more information, or apply online.