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Description of the Major:

Biochemistry is the interface between the chemical and biological universe, with particular attention paid to the study of life.  A Bachelor of Science in biochemistry will give students the chemical understanding of the biological world that surrounds us.  Students in this major will take introductory and advanced courses in both the Chemistry and Biology Departments.

The Student Experience:

  • Biochemistry is a unique major that spans two very exciting disciplines.  A degree in biochemistry will prepare you for a wide variety of graduate progams in chemistry, biology or biochemistry or professional schools of pharmacy, medical or dental school.
  • Students will have an opportunity to work with faculty on independent research progams.  Recent topics include viruses, prions, and enzyme kinetics.
  • Coastal Carolina University's unique biochemistry degree affords students the opportunity to take certain upper-level science courses so they can custom tailor their degrees to the careers they wish to pursue, allowing students to be more competitive.
  • The state of the art instrumentation and laboratory techniques provide valuable tools for students as they pursue their careers.

Beyond the Classroom:

  • Basic research
  • Medicine
  • Food science
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Quality control
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Teaching
  • Forensics
  • Dentistry


Areas of Study:

BIOL 340 Cell Biology
BIOL 350 Genetics
CHEM 351 Biochemistry I
CHEM 352 Biochemistry II
CHEM 353 Physical Biochemistry

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