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The BS program in biochemistry provides students with a course of study in the chemical processes of living organisms. Among the endeavors that depend upon a thorough grounding in the area are discoveries of new drugs, the recognition and control of new pathogens, development of new catalysts for energy transformations, the production of new materials and solutions to problems such as food production and environmental remediation.
This program is appropriate preparation for further study of biochemistry or related sciences in graduate school as well as for medical, dental or pharmacy school.
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A solid undergraduate education in biochemistry provides the necessary background for career paths in chemical industries, government, health care, research, teaching and other areas.
Students planning careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or veterinary medicine often study biochemistry with supporting work in biology and chemistry as the route for preprofessional training.