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Earn Your Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Biochemistry is part of the James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics.

Biochemistry (also called biological chemistry) involves the study of the chemical processes that occur in living things. Although the work of biochemistry takes place in the laboratory, as is true for every other laboratory science, it is often explored as much through computers as it is in the laboratory.

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Program Options Degree Plan
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry  PDF

What makes an OBU Biochemistry degree special?

As with all laboratory science degrees at OBU, you will work directly with professors who have their PhDs instead of with graduate assistants. You will be encouraged -- with their help -- to seek out REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) in the summers to extend your research experiences to other venues.

If you are preparing for a future as a Medical Doctor (including Neurosurgeon, Cardiologist, Pediatrician, Anesthesiologist, Dermatologist, etc.), Physician’s Assistant, Pharmacist, Dentist, etc., the Biochemistry degree plan is closely aligned to the current MCAT, PCAT, and DAT entrance exam standards. The changes for these exams become effective in 2015 but were announce more than ten years ago. In preparation, our professors designed this degree not only to meet the anticipated changes but also to prepare students for other careers where biochemistry is the degree of choice, in ...

  • Hospitals
  • University research departments
  • Agriculture
  • Food institutes
  • Scientific law
  • Cosmetic industries
  • Forensic crime research
  • Industrial laboratories
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • And many more …

What courses can I take?

  • Biochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Biochemical Methods
  • Genetics
  • Plant Biology or Human Physiology
  • Animal Biology or Microbiology
  • Physical Chemistry II or Developmental Biology

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