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Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

Studying Biochemistry: The UC Advantage

Biochemistry at Utica CollegeThe biochemistry major at UC gives you a solid understanding of the fundamental building blocks of life, preparing you for a fulfilling career in a field on the leading edge of human knowledge.

Supported by exceptional faculty and advanced instrumentation, the program is modeled on a course of study recommended by the American Chemical Society and places significant emphasis on the study of the molecules and reactions of life processes. It is intended for students who wish to study and work in a discipline at the interface of biology and chemistry. 


The biochemistry major offers core study in chemistry that includes: 
  • General, Organic, and Physical Chemistry
  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Analysis
... coupled with courses in general, molecular, and cell biology, advanced biochemistry, and major-related study in physics and mathematics.  

For specific program details, see academic requirements >

Program Student Learning Goals

Career Outcomes

UC's biochemistry major prepares you for entry-level career opportunities in:
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
...or for graduate and professional study in:
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine