Get hands-on with biochemistry.
Chemistry is literally the study of everything around us: elements that have existed on Earth since its creation are constantly shifting, interacting, and changing from one substance to another. With a BS in Biochemistry from SWU, you will learn to analyze, comprehend, and explain chemical phenomena through hands-on laboratory classes and research opportunities. You’ll also dive deep into the mathematical side of the science, taking courses in physical biochemistry and advanced calculus. Here, you’ll integrate scientific knowledge with a biblical perspective.
Whether you want to work in industry, pursue graduate studies, or solve the world’s problems, a BS in Biochemistry degree will get you started. Understanding biochemistry’s principles will support your growth in other sciences, such as astronomy, biology, engineering, geology, medicine, oceanography, and physics.
Zach Ehrhardt - Biology/Chemistry Major
"The knowledge I received provided a solid base for graduate school. I don't feel like I am falling behind or need to catch up with other people that went to bigger schools."
Nikolai Lambic, Class of 2013
This program opens the door to many career possibilities including:
- Chemistry teacher
- Research chemist/scientist (analytical, inorganic, organic and physical): Chemical manufacturing companies, Pharmaceutical industries, National research laboratories
- Forensic Chemist
- Laboratory coordinator
- Quality Control Chemist
- Crime Lab Assistant
- Food and Drug Inspector
- Water Purification Chemist
Our graduates from this program have been accepted into graduate schools including:
- Clemson University
- University of North Dakota – Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program
- Centers for Disease control
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) – summer research internship
Graduate Areas of Study
- Graduate school in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biology
- Clinical laboratory sciences
- Forensic sciences
- Environmental sciences
Our graduates have gone into a number of careers and have held jobs with employers such as:
- Harvard University School of Public Health
- Clemson University
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Center for Disease Control in Atlanta