What Can I Do With A Biochemistry Major?
Graduating with a degree in biochemistry gives you many options, including immediate employment or pursuit of advanced degrees.
About one-third of our majors have continued their training toward advanced degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) at a variety of graduate schools, including:
- Michigan State University
- University of Michigan
- Johns Hopkins University
- Mayo Clinic
- Princeton University
- University of Iowa
- University of Minnesota
- University of Illinois
- University of Washington
- University of Wisconsin
- University of Delaware
- University of Massachusetts
- University of California — Santa Barbara
Other students have pursued health care professions, usually attending medical (M.D. or D.O.) schools. An excellent academic record with a biochemistry major appears to enhance the acceptance rate to these programs.
Biochemistry offers an excellent preparation for advanced training in forensic science.
Still other students have been well-prepared to enter the job market directly and are employed in a variety of sectors, including:
- Pharmaceutical industries
- Biotechnology companies
- Public and private research institutions