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Biochemistry Major

School of Arts and Sciences

If you’re trying to decide between majoring in Biology or Chemistry, a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry may be the perfect fit for you. Biochemistry allows you to apply the principles learned in chemistry to how biology works in the cell and at the organism level.

Biochemistry is a popular option for students who plan to enter the medical field or continue on to graduate school. Majoring in Biochemistry will give you the specialized knowledge required for careers in medicine, pharmacy, and industry.

At Concordia, Biochemistry majors also have the unique opportunity to study the sciences from the perspectives of history and philosophy. This will add to your understanding of why science calls things true.

Biochemistry majors – along with all natural science majors at Concordia – will see how science leads to a better understanding of God’s creation, His love for His creation, and ultimately of the Creator Himself as He makes Himself known in His creation.

Opportunities: Here & For Your Career

Academic Opportunities

If you're considering the Biochemistry major, you may also be interested in other related majors, minors, and pre-professional programs that we offer.

Extracurricular Opportunities

Concordia offers many opportunities for you to become involved with on-campus events, clubs, and organizations. Our students also regularly participate in service opportunities to our local communities through education outreach and other service projects.

Career & Graduate School Opportunities

Many of our alumni in the natural sciences continue their education in graduate school. Concordia has proudly placed graduates in first-class PhD programs ranging from material science and nuclear chemistry to food science and chemical engineering.

  • Baylor University
  • Drexel (Medical School)
  • Duke University
  • Loma Linda (Medical School, PA School)
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, Washington Sate University (research appointment)
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Oregon Health Sciences University (Dental School)
  • Rice (Biochem)
  • San Diego State University (Graduate School of Public Health)
  • Southern California College of Optometry
  • UC Davis (Medical School)
  • UC Irvine (Medical School)
  • UC Los Angeles (Biochem)
  • UC San Diego (Medical School)
  • University of Des Moines (PA School)
  • University of Iowa (Medical School)
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Biology/Microbiology)
  • University of Nevada, Reno (Ecology)
  • University of Southern California (Dental School, Molecular Biology)
  • University of Utah (Ecology, Biochem, Environmental Science)
  • University of Virginia (Medical School)
  • Washington State (Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry Ph.D.)
  • Western University of Health Sciences (Dental School, Veterinary Sciences, Optometry)

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