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Biochemistry Program

Biochemistry

Biochemistry studies the chemical and biological structures and processes associated with living organisms, including humans. It is focused on understanding the structure, function, interactions, transport, and metabolism of proteins, nucleic acids (DNA & RNA), carbohydrates, various types of lipids, and bio-inorganics.

Biochemistry has an ever-growing range of applications including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical sciences, bioinformatics, biofuels and energy research, food science, toxicology, environmental and agricultural sciences, and even forensic science. The field of biochemistry, positioned at the intersection of chemistry, biology, and physics, provides opportunities for collaboration and cooperation between numerous disciplines.

Career Opportunities

PhD MS MD DO DDS/DMD PharmD PT

On average, close to 90% of our graduates continue their education in graduate programs. Many of our students are accepted to and complete PhD or MS programs in a variety of chemistry- or biochemistry-related fields. A great majority, of those who apply, get accepted and complete doctoral programs in medicine, dentistry or pharmacy. Those who seek employment post-graduation, usually work in various clinical, academic or industrial labs. For more information, view the links above this paragraph or visit the Career Resources pages of the American Chemical Society and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology .

Biochemistry Program Faculty
University Laboratory Manager
MCK 138D
(808) 675-4632
kikiana.hurwitz@byuh.edu
Associate Professor
McKay 140C
(808) 675-3810
michael.weber@byuh.edu