Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Biochemistry students study life on the molecular level, using approaches from chemistry, physics, and biology.

Our majors prepare for wide and diverse career opportunities, including in pharmaceutical, agricultural, food, and biotechnology industries; private or governmental laboratories; and nonprofit institutions.

Graduates can pursue advanced professional degrees in human medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, and other fields. With advanced degrees, they can find careers in medicine, teach at the college level, or conduct research in the government, higher education, or private industry.

Undergraduate degree quick links

Biochemistry major specialization tracks

  • Molecular Biology – Emphasis on cell biology and molecular genetics, integrating genetics with the study of life on the molecular level.
  • Biochemistry/Biophysics – Emphasis on physics and mathematics, applying physics and math to the study of life on the molecular level.

“My career goal is to become a pharmacist, preferably in Mason County, to help educate and protect my community on drug misinformation.

Jenna Rock, biochemistry student

Tuition and financial resources

We know financial planning is important. Learn about estimated annual cost of attendance for resident and nonresident students, and available financial aid and scholarships.

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About the school

The School of Molecular Biosciences offers undergraduate through postdoctoral education in biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, and microbiology. Beginning their first year, students have the opportunity to work with leading faculty to gain hands-on research experience.


Questions about the Biochemistry degree program? Email smbugrad@vetmed.wsu.edu.

Pullman, Washington

Pullman is located in the Palouse region of the Inland Northwest, homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. The Palouse has one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world. Rolling hills and wide-open skies give the region its distinctive appeal.

Residents enjoy outdoor activities and the benefits of small town living with the cultural richness of bigger city life.

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