Binghamton University, State University of New York
USD 7,070 *
Earliest start date
* for new York state residents | for out-of-state residents and international residents - $26,160
The biochemistry program at Binghamton University is a joint effort of the biological sciences and chemistry departments.
Internships, Research Opportunities, and More
Since biochemistry is primarily a laboratory science, the curriculum emphasizes modern laboratory techniques and encourages students to participate in independent biochemical laboratory research. The biochemistry major offers students the opportunity to work with professors in biochemical research.
Scholarships and Funding
High-performing students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.
Some courses to consider in your first year:
CHEM 107 - Intro.Chemistry Principles I
First of two courses for students who want a one-year, two-semester introductory general chemistry course as a basis for further work in science. Scientific measurement, atomic structure, periodic relationships, theories of bonding, states of matter, and solution properties. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: high school chemistry. Not open to students who have credit for CHEM 111. Credits: 4. Format: 3 hour lecture; 2 hour discussion; 3 hour laboratory per week. Offered: Fall; Summer Session I. Course fee applies. Refer to the Schedule of Classes. Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
BIOL 117 - Intro Bio: See BIOL 114
Intro Bio: See BIOL 114 Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
BIOL 118 - Intro Bio See BIOL 113
Intro Bio See BIOL 113 Levels: Undergraduate
CHEM 108 - Intro Chem Principles II
Continuation of CHEM 107. Thermochemistry and thermodynamics; equilibrium; chemical kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; descriptive inorganic, organic, and biochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 107 or equivalent. Not open to students who have credit for CHEM 111. Credits: 4. Format: 3 hour lecture; 2 hour discussion; 3 hour laboratory per week. Offered: Spring; Summer Session II. Course fee applies. Refer to the Schedule of Classes. Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
After You Graduate
Students with a biochemistry degree gain the skills necessary to apply biochemical and molecular biological techniques in a variety of careers. These include pharmacology, medical diagnostics (human and veterinary), biomaterials engineering, bioremediation of pollution, food and drug regulation, improvement of agricultural plants and livestock through genetic engineering, etc., as well as basic research.
Many entry-level jobs are available to biochemistry graduates in industrial, hospital, governmental, and academic laboratories. Biochemistry also provides a foundation for law school (i.e., practicing patent law for a biotechnology company), medical school, or business management (i.e., working as an administrator for a biotechnology company).