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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.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions

(315) 792-3006

General Information


  • Major


  • B.S.


  • Utica Campus
Utica Excellence, Utica Value

Biochemistry at Utica

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Career Opportunities

UC biochemistry students graduate with the skills to think, work, and write like chemists. Biochemistry grads go on to top graduate schools and are prepared for careers in the biochemistry or medical industries such as:
    • Analytical Chemist
    • Biomedical Scientist
    • Clinical Research Associate
    • Forensic Scientist
    • Scientific Laboratory Technician
    • Toxicologist
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Approved by the American Chemical Society

ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.
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Cutting Edge

UC is one of 3 schools in the country to use cutting-edge, professional medicinal pharmaceutical software - the same used by industry leaders.

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.

DNA Biochemistry

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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.

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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.

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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. 

Science at Utica College

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