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Biochemistry Degree at University of Denver (DU)

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Biochemistry Degree

The biochemistry degree program at University of Denver prepares students for the scientific study of the chemistry of living systems including their fundamental reactions and chemical make-ups, as well as their chemical pathways in reference to carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Students who graduate from the biochemistry degree program may follow a career path in nutrition, healthcare, agriculture, and food and drug administration. Courses include bio-organic chemistry, hormonal chemistry, calorimetry, regulatory biochemistry, enzymology, and more. Get more details below including other Colorado colleges that offer biochemistry degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Biochemistry Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Denver offers a bachelor's degree program in biochemistry.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male7
Female7

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian1
Hispanic2
White9
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Biochemistry program at University of Denver, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Natural Sciences Managers

  • Description:

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
      • Total Employment: 530
      • Average Hourly Rate: $59.30
      • Average Annual Salary: $123,350

Biologists

  • Description:

    Research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions.

Biochemists and Biophysicists

  • Description:

    Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, biochemists and biophysicists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 30.8% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
      • Total Employment: 230
      • Average Hourly Rate: $44.80
      • Average Annual Salary: $93,190

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

  • Description:

    Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, medical scientists, except epidemiologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 36.4% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
      • Total Employment: 180
      • Average Hourly Rate: $41.82
      • Average Annual Salary: $86,980

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Biochemistry Programs in Colorado

Biochemistry programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Regis University

Denver, CO
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Biochemistry (B)
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University of Colorado at Boulder

Boulder, CO
Type: 4-Year Public College

68 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)
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United States Air Force Academy

USAFA, CO
Type: 4-Year Public College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biochemistry (B)
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Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO
Type: 4-Year Private College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biochemistry (B)
Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO
Type: 4-Year Public College

30 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)