Biochemistry Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Biochemistry Degree

The biochemistry degree program at George Mason University 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 Virginia 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. Mason offers a doctorate degree program in biochemistry.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male2
Female0

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
American Indian1
White1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Biochemistry program at George Mason University, 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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $65.09
    • Average Annual Salary: $135390

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, biochemists and biophysicists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 280
    • Average Hourly Rate: $50.56
    • Average Annual Salary: $105170

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 Virginia

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Biochemistry (D)
  • Biophysics (D)

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Biochemistry (B)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biochemistry (M,D)

Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Biochemistry (B)

Hampton University

Hampton, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Biochemistry (B)

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biochemistry (B)

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biochemistry (B)

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biochemistry (B)

Roanoke College

Salem, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biochemistry (B)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 140 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biochemistry (B)

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