Biochemistry

Biochemistry Degree Emphasis

Biochemistry Undergraduate Degree Emphasis

Biochemistry is the field of science resulting from the overlap of biology and chemistry. Biochemists explore the reactions, architecture, and role of biological molecules within a living system. To prepare students for careers in biochemistry, the Chemistry Department at Pittsburg State University offers a four-year Chemistry Degree with an Emphasis in Biochemistry.

Why Pitt State?

Studying biochemistry at Pittsburg State University combines the excitement of a vital area of science with the benefits of a regional university, which include hands-on undergraduate and graduate research opportunities and one-on-one interaction with highly qualified faculty.

Career Options

  • Biomedical Research
  • Molecular Genetics Research
  • Pharmacology

Internship and research opportunities for Biochemistry majors

  • Biomolecular Imaging
  • Drug Delivery
  • Protein-Protein and Nucleic acid-Protein complexes
  • RNA binding affinity and specificity
  • Biosensors
  • Drug Discovery By High Throughput Bioinformatics

Learn more about the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Pittsburg State University employs 10 full-time faculty and one adjunct faculty, and has a current enrollment of 100 undergraduate students and 25 master’s students. The department offers seven distinct Bachelor of Science Degree programs and two Master of Science Degree programs. The department also offers two accelerated Master of Science programs in chemistry and polymer chemistry, which allows students to obtain their bachelor’s and master’s degrees within five years.

Major

Chemistry

Emphasis

Students take a selection of classes to complete Biochemistry emphasis.

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