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What is Biochemistry?

Biochemistry takes the practices of general chemistry one step further by focusing on the chemical makeup of, and reactions within, living things. By specializing in the chemical nature of living systems, biochemists develop skills that have broad applications within a variety of industries.

What type of career can I look forward to with a Biochemistry degree?

After graduation, students can choose to enroll in a graduate program to pursue additional education or enter into their career field of choice. Biochemists are needed in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, medicine, laboratory research and more.

What makes Walsh's Biochemistry major unique?

Renowned Faculty. Our instructors have significant experience within the chemistry field.
Strong Research Focus. Each of our biochemistry students graduates with an ample amount of laboratory research experience due to the required laboratory work in our curriculum.
Cutting-Edge Experience. Biochemistry students have the opportunity to take classes in bioinformatics - a rapidly developing scientific field that combines biology and chemistry with math and computer science.

In addition, students have the option to enroll in Walsh's new 4+1 Program for non-business majors who would like to supplement their bachelor's degree with an MBA. Through the program, students simultaneously earn undergraduate and graduate credit for Walsh's MBA Prep Series courses, saving both time and money as students pursue their advanced degree. 

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?

Biochemistry students take coursework that combines biology, chemistry and math. They also gain a considerable amount of laboratory experience.

Some specific courses include:

• Cell Biology
• Genetics
• Organic Chemistry
• Biochemistry
• Clinical and Physical Biochemistry
• Principles of Physics
• Differential and Integral Calculus
• Statistics

What experiential learning or internship opportunities are available for biochemistry majors?

Biochemistry students can gain real-world experience in summer research programs at Walsh or other organizations in our region.

Whom can I contact for more information on Walsh's biochemistry programs?

Dr. Michael Dunphy, Professor of Biochemistry, Division Chair Math & Sciences
(330) 490-7201