Biochemistry and Chemical Biology (PhD, MS, MA)

Program Overview

Explore the chemical processes of life in Binghamton University’s new graduate programs in biochemistry and chemical biology (BCCB). The BCCB program will provide leading-edge, multi-disciplinary training in the biochemical and biomedical sciences starting in fall 2022.

A laboratory science, our biochemistry and chemical biology program is hands-on and grounded in biochemical and molecular biological techniques applicable to a wide range of job opportunities in academia, education, and the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical industries, as well as in the public sector.

Degrees Offered

  • PhD in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
  • MS in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
  • MA in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

In our BCCB graduate programs, you will engage in both class work and independent biochemical laboratory research under the mentorship of experts in the field. We encourage graduate students to pursue professional development in multiple ways, such as preparing research for publication and presenting at conferences.

After You Graduate

Biochemistry graduates can pursue a wide range of exciting career opportunities in diverse fields. In addition to research and instruction at the university level, opportunities include applied fields such as pharmacology, drug development, medicine and medical diagnostics, biomaterials/biotechnology, pollution bioremediation, food and drug regulation, food science and genetic engineering.

Admission Requirements


There are many funding and scholarship opportunities at Binghamton. We encourage prospective students to review available program-specific scholarships and awards, and visit the program's website for additional information. PhD students who are registered and/or certified full-time will receive a scholarship that covers the cost of broad-based fees (this does not include international student fees). Note: Master's students are generally self-funded, although funding opportunities occasionally arise.

For more information, visit the Biochemistry and Chemical Biology website.