A BS in biochemistry gives you the skills to become a research associate studying the ways molecules react with one another, or a laboratory technician analyzing biochemical metabolites in the pursuit of new pharmaceuticals. You may become a biochemist in a food development laboratory, write copy for technical publications or work for a consumer products company developing a more effective sunscreen.
We teach you to evaluate and interpret data, hone your analytical thinking skills and present the results of your scientific research to various audiences. An independent research project strengthens the skills you develop in the classroom. Students are encouraged to pursue real-life work experience in the form of internships at industrial, academic and governmental laboratories.
Major & Minor Requirements
Research & Experiential LearningAn independent research project strengthens the skills you develop in the classroom. Companies such as Alexion, CT Agricultural Station and LabSynergy offer real-life work experience in the form of internships.
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Your degree in chemistry qualifies you to work as a laboratory or research assistant in an academic, consumer product, pharmaceutical or industrial research or quality control laboratory upon graduation, but you’ll also have the foundation to pursue an advanced degree in a specific area of chemistry or in other fields including medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine or law. Check out other potential career paths.
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