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Biochemistry Degree

Earn the University System of Georgia’s only dual-accredited bachelor’s degree in biochemistry!

What is biochemistry? 

Biochemistry focuses on the structure, composition and chemical reactions of substances in living systems. This scientific discipline branches out further to include molecular biology, immunochemistry and neurochemistry, as well as bioinorganic, bioorganic and biophysical chemistry.

Careers in Biochemistry

Jobs in biochemistry include:

  • Medical Practitioner 
  • Biotechnologist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Clinical technician
  • Food scientist
  • Pharmacologist

With a strong focus on first-hand experience, you’ll learn in the classroom and in the laboratory, working alongside our world-class professors doing real-world research.

The degree is certified by the American Chemical Society and the program is accredited by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Georgia Southern provides an education to prepare you for both the workplace and professional schools. With a focus on gaining experience with state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory practice, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed for specialized work in biochemistry, both in industry and academia. The B.S. in Biochemistry degree is particularly suitable for students considering careers in the medical,  biomedical or pre-health industries such as physicians, physician assistant, pharmacist and more.  

Minor in Biochemistry

For those students interested in incorporating biochemistry in their education but ultimately wish to pursue a different major, the minor in Biochemistry is an ideal option. The minor program requires19 credit hours in chemistry and biochemistry courses, including organic chemistry, biotechnology, biocatalysis and biochemical research.

Last updated: 3/19/2021