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Biochemistry (AS)

Associate of Science Transfer

About This Degree

Program Number

4072

Estimated Program Length

2 Years

Location

Vincennes Campus

Contact

iperalta@vinu.edu

812-888-4372

University Catalog

Biochemists study organisms at the molecular level in order to understand how they carry out life processes. The biochemist separates substances isolated from living cells and determines their chemical structures and properties. The Biochemistry curriculum offers a broad preparation in chemistry, biology, math and physics. Students build skills and experience in laboratory techniques specially suited for working with complex mixtures of sensitive biomolecules. Much emphasis is placed on using the tools of molecular biology to study problems related to the cell.

Career Outcomes

Career Opportunities
The Biochemistry major provides excellent preparation for a research career in any of the life sciences, as well as an excellent foundation for a career in human or animal medicine. For those students seeking employment after their baccalaureate degree, job opportunities include research technicians in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or agricultural industries, in government laboratories or in universities.

What Our Students Say

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“I remember getting up as early as 5:00 a.m. to prepare and study for Professor Bardole’s quizzes. They were hard, and his classes were hard, but they were interesting and they really sparked my interest. Now that I am teaching, I know how hard he worked to be prepared to teach.”

Dr. Susan Olesik