Biochemistry Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Biochemistry Degree

The biochemistry degree program at West Virginia 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 West Virginia colleges that offer biochemistry degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Biochemistry program at WVU, 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

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  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 50

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

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 West 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,...)

Ohio Valley University

Vienna, WV
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Biochemistry (B)

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

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  • Biochemistry (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007