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Columbia College Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Use a comprehensive background of biology and chemistry to unlock the structure and function of living systems with a Bachelor's in Biochemistry degree from Columbia College.

Explore biochemistry at Columbia College

In this quickly expanding scientific field, students explore the biological processes of life, starting with single cellular organisms, then integrating the tissues and systems of multicellular life. You will use the core aspects of biology and chemistry along with physics and mathematics to predict, understand and apply biochemical phenomena.

Work in the laboratory is central to the biochemistry program, with students learning to critically assess scientific results—both their own and those generated by others—while developing skills in the use of instruments, analytic methods and the quantitative measurements used in biochemical research.

Opportunities to study:

  • DNA sequencing
  • Organic Chemistry
  • PCR/cPCR
  • Fluorescent microscopy

Prepare for a scientific career or advanced study

Biochemistry-related fields are growing, and biochemistry graduates are in demand. From scientific research to medicine, microbiology, nutrition, veterinary science and others, you will develop the knowledge and skills to thrive in many fields.

The expertise and critical thinking abilities that graduates develop can be applied in a variety of workplaces, including industrial, agricultural, clinical or laboratory settings. This Columbia College degree also opens the door to advanced study in medical, veterinary, dental or forensic fields.

Some possible paths include:

  • Biochemistry graduate student
  • Bioinformatics Analyst
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Medical Technician
  • Med student

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.

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Available program formats

  • Core requirements 76-79 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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