Biochemistry students in class


Stetson University's biochemistry program is a comprehensive instructional program supported by modern laboratory instrumentation with an emphasis on small class size and close attention to students’ needs and interests. Studies 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.

Why Biochemistry at Stetson University?

As a biochemistry major, students are well-prepared to directly enter the workforce as a government, environmental or industrial lab researcher. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has an outstanding record of students pursuing postgraduate study in a wide range of areas, including physical, biological and forensic sciences and business, law, medical, dental and pharmacy school.

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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Phasin Gonzalez '20

“These technologies were implemented to monitor cancer progression in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer or colorectal cancer treated with Niraparib, Melphalan or Mitomycin C in ongoing clinical trials. … It has been very challenging. This experience has really opened my eyes to the research experience that could potentially benefit our society.”

Phasin Gonzalez ’20 Biochemistry, on his summer research at the University of Kansas

David Perez '16

"I have acquired a diverse tool set both experimentally and conceptually to ask the right questions regarding how a system functions, and with that the ability to design experiments to answer the questions in a feasible manner."

David Perez '16 Chemistry

Career Outcomes

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

Our alumni also teach in high schools, colleges and universities, while others work in environmental labs and for manufacturers of health care 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
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Students must meet General Education Requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.


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