The biochemistry program at Binghamton University is a joint effort of the biological sciences and chemistry departments.
- BS in Biochemistry
Internships, Research Opportunities and More
Since biochemistry is primarily a laboratory science, the curriculum emphasizes modern laboratory techniques and encourages students to participate in independent biochemical laboratory research. The biochemistry major offers students the opportunity to work with professors in biochemical research.
Learn more about our Honors Program.
For more information on summer programs, internships and research outside of Binghamton University visit, summer programs.
Some courses to consider in your first year:
- CHEM 107 - Gen Chem I CHEM/BCHEM Majors
- BIOL 117 - Intro Bio: See BIOL 114
- BIOL 118 - Intro Bio See BIOL 113
- CHEM 108 - Gen Chem II CHEM/BCHEM Majors
After You Graduate
Students with a biochemistry degree gain the skills necessary to apply biochemical and molecular biological techniques in a variety of careers. These include: pharmacology, medical diagnostics (human and veterinary), biomaterials engineering, bioremediation of pollution, food and drug regulation, improvement of agricultural plants and livestock through genetic engineering, etc., as well as basic research.
Many entry-level jobs are available to biochemistry graduates in industrial, hospital, governmental and academic laboratories. Biochemistry also provides a foundation for law school (i.e., practicing patent law for a biotechnology company), medical school or business management (i.e., working as an administrator for a biotechnology company).