Biochemistry student at Methodist University

Biochemistry

Degree Type:
Bachelor’s Degree
Mode of Study:
On Campus

The concentration in Biochemistry gives a thorough comprehension of chemical nature and interactions of biological molecules. Upon completion, students will be versed in acid-base chemistry, enzymes, coenzymes, and the interrelationships of compounds in major metabolic cycles. Additional courses include molecular and cellular physiology. Our curriculum prepares students for work in a variety of industries including cosmetics, food chemistry, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. Students with this concentration are well-prepared for further study in chemistry, biology, and medicinal professions such as dentistry or
pharmacy.

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with a Biochemistry bachelor degrees include clinical research associate, biomedical scientist, biomedical engineer, toxicologist, physician associate, biochemical engineer, pharmacologist, and many more.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with Biochemistry degrees. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:

  • Bioengineers and biomedical engineers: $101,020
  • Biochemists and biophysicists: $113,460
  • Pharmacists: $125,690

Scholarship & Financial Aid 

Methodist University offers more than $24 million annually to students in scholarships. Ninety-seven percent of students receive some form of financial aid. If a student or a family member is in the military or a veteran, they may qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Average Tuition

Tuition varies, depending on the type of graduate program in which a student is enrolled. On average, MU students receive more than $31,000 in aid to pay for tuition.

Interested in Methodist University’s Biochemistry concentration?

If you have questions, reach out to Dr. Stephanie Hooper Marosek at her contact info at the bottom of the page. If you’re ready to apply today, click the button below!

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the top jobs for those with a Biochemistry bachelor degrees include clinical research associate, biomedical scientist, biomedical engineer, toxicologist, physician associate, biochemical engineer, pharmacologist, and many more.

The concentration in Biochemistry gives a thorough comprehension of chemical nature and interactions of biological molecules. Upon completion, students will be versed in acid-base chemistry, enzymes, coenzymes, and the interrelationships of compounds in major metabolic cycles. Additional courses include molecular and cellular physiology. Our curriculum prepares students for work in a variety of industries including cosmetics, food chemistry, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. Students with this concentration are well-prepared for further study in chemistry, biology, and medicinal professions such as dentistry or pharmacy.

Biochemistry is the study of chemistry within living things. Organic chemistry is the study of the chemistry within carbon compounds.

Major Requirements

The Chemistry major with a concentration in Biochemistry consists of 82-83 credits distributed as follows:

Requirements for the Major in Chemistry (60-61 credits)

Biochemistry Concentration Required Chemistry Courses: 12 credits

  • CHE 4210 Thermodynamics and Kinetics (4 credits)
  • CHE 4500 Biochemistry (4 credits)
  • CHE 4600 Advanced Biochemistry (4 credits)

Biochemistry Concentration Chemistry Electives:

Select 4 s.h from the following:

  • CHE 3100 Inorganic Chemistry (4 credits)
  • CHE 3300 Basic Environmental Chemistry (4 credits)
  • CHE 4000 Medicinal Chemistry (4 credits)
  • CHE 4100 Forensic Chemistry (4 credits)
  • CHE 4220 Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy (4 credits)

Biochemistry Concentration Biology Courses: 12 credits

  • BIO 1530 and 1531 Fund. of Biology I: Intro. to Cell. Bio. & Lab (4 credits)
  • BIO 3960 Molecular Genetics (4 credits)
  • BIO 4400 Cellular Physiology (4 credits)

Additional Biology course electives are recommended from the pool of BIO 3060, 3070, 3480, 4000, 4010.

Contact

Stephanie Hooper Marosek, Ph.D.

Head, Natural Sciences Division; Wyatt Professor of the Sciences; Professor of Chemistry
Stephanie Hooper Marosek