• Bachelor of Science
  • Major

Stetson's biochemistry program offers a comprehensive instructional program supported by modern laboratory instrumentation, with an emphasis on small class size and close attention to your needs and interests. Studies in the major include macromolecular structure and function, catalytic strategies of enzymes, DNA replication and repair and the molecular understanding of complex processes including development, disease and aging.

Related programs:
Biology Molecular and Cellular Biology Aquatic and Marine Biology Chemistry


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Program Overview

We have an outstanding record of placing students beyond Stetson, with students pursuing postgraduate study in a wide range of areas, including physical, biological and forensic sciences and business, law, medical, dental and pharmacy school. As a biochemistry major, you will also be well-prepared to directly enter the workforce as a government, environmental or industrial lab researcher.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society to offer students the prestigious ACS-certified degree in either chemistry or biochemistry.

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Making a Difference

We are extremely proud of our graduates. Here are a few recent examples of co-authored published works from our alumni:


Our experienced and successful faculty will help guide you through the journey of our program.

Career Significance

Over the last five years, 53 percent of our graduates have continued on to reputable graduate, medical, dental or other health science postgraduate master's and doctoral programs, and 27 percent have entered directly into the workforce.

Our alumni teach in high schools, colleges and universities. Others work in environmental labs and for manufacturers of healthcare and consumer products. Recent alumni have matriculated in postgraduate programs at

  • Notre Dame University
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Cornell University
  • Emory University
  • University of Florida - College of Medicine
  • University of Florida Pharmacy, Dental, Medical and Veterinary Schools
  • Johns Hopkins Medical School
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Ohio State University
  • University of California – San Francisco
  • University of Michigan

Career Outlook

Although many students with a degree in biochemistry are laying the groundwork for future graduate-level work in medicine, pharma, health and science, the relative growth rate of demand for a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry is projected to be more than double the growth rate of the overall labor market for the next 10 years. From health and medical research to chemical and physical sciences, a biochemistry degree can lead to interesting careers and opportunities as medical technologists, chemists, researchers, analysts and scientists. Nearly half of all job listings in this field are for candidates with 0-2 years of experience, indicating a strong demand for recent graduates.

Source: Burning Glass Technologies 2019.

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