Purdue University Office of Admissions logo

For important COVID-19 information and updates, please visit the Protect Purdue page.

Biochemistry (Chemistry)

Biochemists study the chemical basis of life.

Areas of research and study include the transfer of genetic information to biological structures, the conversion of nutrients into cell constituents and their utilization as sources of energy, the storage of memory, and the chemical nature of neural processes.

Furthermore, biochemists are interested in the chemical details of important processes such as photosynthesis, blood clotting, fertilization, and other functions that may be unique to certain organisms. This program includes six credits of undergraduate research in a wide range of fields.

By concentrating advanced elective credit hours in biochemistry and by taking biology courses, this degree provides an excellent preparation for medical, dental, or veterinary schools or those planning careers in medical research.

Plan of Study

Biochemistry (Chemistry) Webpage

Transfer to Biochemistry (Chemistry)

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.


Contact Information

Director of Recruiting, College of Science
(765) 494-1771
recruiting@science.purdue.edu

College of Science
Loading...

Careers in Biochemistry (Chemistry)

Many graduates work in research and development in a wide variety of fields, while others choose jobs such as lab supervisor, pharmaceutical sales, analytical services, or quality control. Students also learn communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills as well as the technical skills necessary for careers in biotechnology, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.


Share this page: