About This Program
You’re interested in exploring life at the molecular level. You’re curious about all living things and how cells function and communicate. Research excites you, and you dream of making a scientific discovery that can impact the world of healthcare, agriculture, or the environment. Biochemistry might be the major for you.
Why Utica College
The biochemistry major at UC gives students a solid understanding of the fundamental building blocks of life, preparing them for fulfilling careers 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.
Biochemistry at Utica
"I never imagined I would have an opportunity to discover things, present things, or be able to talk to other scientists about my work. My research is definitely the most memorable experience I've had here."
Median salary for biological technicians:
Projected job growth for biological technicians by 2028:
- Analytical Chemist
- Biomedical Scientist
- Clinical Research Associate
- Forensic Scientist
- Scientific Laboratory Technician
Approved by the American Chemical Society
What You'll Learn
The biochemistry major offers core study in chemistry that will lay the foundation for a future in biotechnology, biochemistry, and medicine. The integrated curriculum includes: general, organic, and physical chemistry; research methods; and quantitative analysis. In addition, UC biochemistry students have the opportunity make significant contributions to ongoing research and pursue independent research projects of their own.
A Degree That Works
UC biochemistry students graduate with the skills to think, work, and write like chemists. Biochemistry grads go on to top graduate schools or careers in the biochemistry or medical industries.
Student Voices: Anna Piasecki
A brief conversation with Utica College biochemistry major Anna Piasecki about her research in computational chemistry and her hopes for developing a new anti-cancer medication.
Spotlight: Lab Technology
In recent years the College has added more than $350,000 in new instrumentation available for use by students in the program.Spotlight: Lab Technology
Student Voices: Amarildo Ceka '16
Biochemistry major Amarildo Çeka ‘16, an international student from Albania, talks briefly about his experience at UC, his work in the biochemistry and human rights advocacy programs, his year as president of the student senate, and much more.
Cool Tools - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
A look at Utica College's recently installed nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, hosted by Professor and Chair of Chemistry Curtis Pulliam Ph.D.
Student Voices: Danielle McHarris
Biochemistry major Danielle McHarris talks about how class sizes, one-on-one interaction with her professors, and new, state-of-the-art labs at UC led to her published research.