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Overview

Biochemistry, also known biological chemistry, is the study of the chemical reactions and compositions as found within a living organisms. Individuals in this field work to understand how the various chemical functions and compositions work to keep a given organism going. Most positions in this field are research related with the intention of better understanding the living world.

Education and Schools

A student may pursue degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral level, with each providing a better understanding and increased specialization in the field. A program will provide education in various sciences, as well as educating individuals in the methods , techniques and equipment used to perform, monitor and log experiments. Higher levels of education may also allow for more specialized research and even teaching opportunities.

A curriculum may include:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physiology
  • Research Methodologies
  • Laboratory Science

Any student wishing to enroll in a biochemistry program should find a school that has a current laboratory and facilities in order to be able to effectively learn the needed education and skills prior to entering the workforce. Schools that have active research programs in place and offer internship or research positions as part of their program are generally more effective in their educational output than those that do not. Once the list is narrowed, students should contact departments to see what opportunities are specifically available prior to making their final choice.

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is a nonprofit organization established to promote the interests of biochemists and molecular biologists. In particular the organization promotes education through the publication and dissemination of research and information related to the field. 

Employment Opportunities

Biochemistry as a career is typically pursued through public or private research programs either conducted by schools, public agencies or private companies with an interest in research and development. Biochemists are expected to experience a large percentage of growth over the next decade, though the overall job creation will be small due to the minimal size of the field. As such positions should be readily available for willing individuals, particularly as the need for new medications results in job opening at pharmaceutical companies. 

Colleges That Offer Biochemistry

Listed below are the popular schools in the U.S. that may have biochemistry programs. Schools can be filtered by clicking the drop-down menu below and selecting online or a state.

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University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, CA

University of California - San Diego (UCSD) is a top-ranking academic and research institution in the University of California system.  It is situated along the Pacific Ocean on a campus of coastal woodlands.  UCSD offers hundreds of academic degrees at the...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $13,217
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (858) 534-2230

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B)
  • Biomedical Science (B)
  • Biochemistry (B)
  • Biophysics (B)

University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA

Known as the largest college in the northwestern region of the United States, the University of Washington is comprised of three campuses, the largest being UW in Seattle. It was founded in 1861 and now belongs among the top universities in the world. UW is also recognized as a...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $12,383
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (206) 543-2100

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)
  • Botany (B,M,D)
  • Molecular Biology (B,M,D)

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

About The University of California – Los Angeles, located in Los Angeles, California was founded in 1882 as the southern campus of the California State Normal School, originally located in what is now the Downtown Central...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $12,692
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (310) 825-4321

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)
  • Biophysics (B,M,D)
  • Molecular Biology (B,M,D)

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin is a flagship institution within the University of Texas System. This pubic research university is located in Austin, Texas, about one mile from the State...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $9,790
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (512) 471-3434

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)
  • Botany (B,M,D)
  • Molecular Biology (B,M,D)

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is the main campus of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System. Its founding in 1848 was the result of a Wisconsin constitutional provision, mandating the institution of a state university within the state...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $10,378
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (608) 262-1234

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)
  • Biophysics (B,M,D)
  • Molecular Biology (B,M,D)

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

Arizona State University is the largest research university in the US, with four campuses; the Tempe Campus being the original and the largest campus. It is located approximately eight miles from downtown Phoenix, in the heart of Tempe,...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $9,724
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (480) 965-9011

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)
  • Molecular Biology (B,M,D)
  • Botany (B,M,D)

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University is a public research university with its primary campus located on Long Island's North Shore in New York. Stony Brook University also comprises the Stony Brook University Medical Center, Health Sciences Center, Long Island State Veterans Home, the...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $7,560
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (631) 632-6000

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B)
  • Biochemistry (B)
  • Molecular Biology (B)
  • Anatomy (B)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, known as "Virginia Tech," is a leading research institution - ranked 44th in the U.S. for its university research programs.  Virginia Tech is a land-grant institution located in Blacksburg, Virginia on...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $10,923
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (540) 231-6000

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B)
  • Biochemistry (B)
  • Plant Pathology, Phytopathology (B)
  • Entomology (B)

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University at Raleigh (NC State) is ranked in the top 50 U.S. public universities, and number three in the U.S. among public universities that receive funding for research.  Research is a foundation of the academic culture at NC State, and 70...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $7,788
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (919) 515-2011

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)
  • Botany (B,M,D)
  • Plant Pathology, Phytopathology (B,M,D)

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is located in St. Paul/Minneapolis and is a public research facility. History Though the University of Minnesota was founded on February 25, 1851, no...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $13,459
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (612) 625-5000

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B)
  • Biochemistry (B)
  • Biophysics (B)
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (B)

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

Originally established in Detroit in 1817, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is Michigan state's oldest public university. It serves as the main campus for the University of Michigan, with regional campuses located in Dearborn and Flint. There are over 9,000 faculty members in...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $12,994
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (734) 764-1817

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)
  • Biophysics (B,M,D)
  • Molecular Biology (B,M,D)

University of California - Riverside

Riverside, CA

UCR boasts an excellent faculty that includes honored scholars and active researchers. UCR has been ranked among the top universities by U.S. News & World Report. According to a Washington Monthly 2011 report, it is ranked fifth in the nation among universities that...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $12,960
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (951) 827-1012

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B)
  • Biomedical Science (B)
  • Biochemistry (B)
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (B)

University of Colorado at Boulder

Boulder, CO

George Mason University, established in 1972 and commonly known as "Mason," is a top-ranking educational institution located in Northern Virginia.  Mason has strong research programs that span topic areas such as cancer, climate change, biosciences and information...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $9,482
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (303) 492-1411

Programs Offered

  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)
  • Molecular Biology (B,M,D)
  • Physiology (B,M,D)

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

Pennsylvania State University is located in University Park. It is a state-related, space grant, land grant public research facility. Also known as Penn State, the school has twenty-four campuses in Pennsylvania. University Park is the main and largest...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $16,444
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (814) 865-4700

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)
  • Plant Pathology, Phytopathology (B,M,D)
  • Plant Physiology (B,M,D)

Rice University

Houston, TX

Rice University is a nonprofit private institution located in Houston, Texas and provides a large number of program options for students. Over five thousand students enroll at Rice University per year.A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:Business And...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $37,292
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (713) 348-0000

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, MO

The University of Missouri (MU), known by students, faculty and locals as "Mizzou," is located in one of America's best college towns: Columbia, Missouri. Mizzou offers more than 280 degrees and many academic programs that are highly ranked including writing, journalism,...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $9,257
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (573) 882-2121

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology (B,M,D)
  • Entomology (B,M,D)

Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Ohio State University is the largest single campus university in the US. It is located in Columbus, Ohio and is a public research university. History Ohio State University was established as a...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $10,037
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (614) 292-6446

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biomedical Science (B,M,D)
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)
  • Biophysics (B,M,D)

University of Houston

Houston, TX

The University of Houston is a leading public research university located in Houston, Texas - the nation's fourth largest city. It has nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that include both online and on campus courses. The...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $8,094
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (713) 743-1000

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, MD

UM's pride lies not only in being Maryland state's flagship university but also in having over a hundred of its academic programs consistently ranking among the best in the country. The University of Maryland boasts of several schools and colleges including those of the...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $8,908
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (301) 405-1000

Programs Offered

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biochemistry (B,M,D)
  • Molecular Biology (B,M,D)

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is a public research university that is a world leader in education, research and medical healthcare. When it was founded in 1876 by benefactor Johns Hopkins, it was divided into the university and a separate hospital - The Johns Hopkins...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $43,390
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (410) 516-8000

Programs Offered

  • Biology (M,D)
  • Biomedical Science (M,D)
  • Biochemistry (M,D)
  • Biophysics (M,D)

Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.