Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Biochemistry
Hours: 120

Bachelor of Arts: Biochemistry

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biochemistry program will prepare you to explore the processes of life at the molecular level. In your study of biochemistry, you will examine how cell components work together and communicate with each other, giving you strong foundations in disciplines such as genetics, forensics, microbiology, plant science and medicine.

Why Study Biochemistry at Lamar?

Lamar University's Chemistry and Biochemistry Department has active research programs in several areas including environmental chemistry biochemistry, surface chemistry, computational chemistry, materials science, polymer chemistry, transition metal coordination chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and organic reaction mechanisms. As an undergraduate student, you'll be able to take advantage of these programs to strengthen your education.

Courses You May Take

Biochemistry: This course structures chemistry and functions of biological compounds. It includes a survey of the detailed structures, chemistry and functions of the various classes of biologically important compounds.

Genetics: You'll learn about the general principles of heredity, including human inheritance.

Microbiology: In this class, you'll study microorganisms with emphasis on those of medical significance and problems of personal and community health.

Career Paths

A biochemistry career can encompass a wide range of scientific topics, including stem cell research, genetic research, immunology, pharmacology, forensics, cancer research, environmental science and food science. Your research efforts will potentially result in scientific breakthroughs. The diverse applications of biochemistry means that your career options are nearly endless and still unfolding. 

Primary Careers

Chemist, biochemist

Career Areas

  • Agriculture
  • Laboratories
  • Food industry
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Government
  • Pharmaceuticals

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Schools and universities
  • Research and development companies
  • Government agencies
  • Agricultural conglomerates
  • Utility plants
  • Laboratories

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Xiangyang LeiDr. Xiangyang Lei
Department Chair, Associate Professor
Dr. Ozge Gunaydin-SenDr. Ozge Gunaydin-Sen
Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry
Dr. P. ChandrasekaranDr. P. Chandrasekaran
Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry