The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at St. Edward’s University is a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare you for entry into either medical, dental or graduate school, as well as for careers in fields as diverse as biomedicine, drug discovery and development, or food science.
Over the course of your studies as a Biochemistry major, you will …
Major Requirements: The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry requires 72 hours of major courses, which include a combination of chemistry, biology, math, physics and science courses.
General Education Requirements: The degree requires 57 hours of general education courses that students complete over four years in addition to their major courses and electives.
View and download the full degree plan for our Biochemistry major (PDF).
A few examples of courses students in this major take:
"My overall teaching philosophy is to convey to my students the sense of excitement and wonder that I feel in dealing with my discipline, and for them to leave with an ability to reason and critically evaluate the information and concepts presented to them."
– Eamonn F. Healy, Professor of Chemistry
Along with personal attention and mentorship from their professors, our students have access to offices and programs outside of the classroom that support their success. We encourage students to take advantage these resources that help them thrive and excel:
Students majoring in Biochemistry can explore career paths and practical application of their studies through internships and interactions with the greater Austin community.
Some students select this degree to prepare for graduate studies in chemistry or biochemistry. Others find it the ideal preparation for admission to medical school or one of the ancillary health profession programs. Close interaction with faculty at St. Edward’s — and time spent in classes, labs, advising sessions and program events — allows you to learn more about options for careers and graduate work.
The scope and reach of the discipline of Biochemistry has dramatically expanded over the last three decades, and today the life science community is one of the most important assets in the fight against illness and infection, as well as in the search for life-saving technologies and treatments. Advanced degrees are required for greater research opportunities.
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