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School of Science & Engineering


The biochemistry major at Anderson University is an interdisciplinary major that applies the principles and methods of both biology and chemistry to understanding the molecular basis of life. 

It is a major included in our pre-professional health program.

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This program allows the student to select additional courses necessary to pursue certain career objectives. Students considering a biochemistry major should begin their study with General Chemistry I and Foundations of Modern Biology I.


A biology minor (16-hour) includes Foundations of Modern Biology I & II.


What courses will I take?

The major (52 hours) requires a number of basic classes from each discipline with advanced courses in:

  • chemical instrumentation
  • cell and molecular biology
  • genetics
  • biochemistry

View the courses required for the Biochemistry Major.



What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

  • agricultural & food scientist
  • analytical chemistry
  • environmental chemist
  • food chemist or scientist
  • forensic scientist
  • science technician