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Biochemistry Degree

About the Degree:

Biochemistry is the branch of science that explores the chemical processes inside the bodies of all living things. With a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Missouri Southern State University, you will learn how to study what makes the body tick at the molecular level. Thanks to new technology, advances in this broad field of biochemistry have been staggering.  It's a great subject if you wish to pursue a professional career!

What Can I Do With This Major?

Your Future with Our Biochemistry Degree

As a graduate of Missouri Southern's biochemistry program, you'll harness your scientific creativity into a life-long career. There are many more opportunities than we can list, but try picturing yourself in one of these positions:

  • Work for a government health agency, like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the National Institute of Health, running tests and doing analysis.
  • Practice your biochemical knowledge by running blood tests in a hospital laboratory.
  • Work in a variety of industries doing biochemical laboratory research.
  • Armed with our Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, you'll be prepared for any continued education you desire from medical school to law school.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Students will be able to correctly explain and apply core chemistry concepts.
  • Students will be able to successfully employ problem solving skills: Finding a resolution to a situation, question, or problem for which no process has been provided.
  • Students will be able to effectively employ standard laboratory and safety skills independently and in a team setting.
  • Students will be able to clearly and concisely communicate information in writing, using the appropriate style and format for the intended audience.
  • Students will be able to exhibit the ability to acquire, interpret and evaluate scientific information from a variety of sources.
  • Students will be able to effectively use current technology to generate and communicate scientific data. 
  • Students will be able to explain the importance of ethics in scientific experimentation and in the communication of scientific results.

This Degree is Great for You if:

  • You plan a career in research.
  • You plan to go on to teach chemistry or biochemistry (or a combination of both) at the secondary level.
  • You plan to work professionally in the life/health science field in medicine, pharmacy or dentistry.


Current Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Biochemistry Emphasis

Other options (Current Catalog)

Bachelor of Arts

Chemistry Major, BA

Bachelor of Science

Chemistry Major, Forensic Science Emphasis, BS
Chemistry Major, Health Professional Emphasis, BS
Chemistry Major, Professional Emphasis, BS

Bachelor of Science in Education

Chemistry Education Major, Grades 9-12, BSE


Chemical Laboratory Sciences Certificate