Biochemistry Program - Coastal Carolina University
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Bachelor of Science

What does a biochemistry major study?

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 a chemical understanding of the biological world that surrounds us. Students in this major will take introductory and advanced courses in both chemistry and biology.

Why study biochemistry at Coastal Carolina University?

  • Biochemistry is a unique major that spans two very exciting disciplines. A degree in biochemistry will prepare you for a wide variety of post-graduate (M.S., Ph.D., M.D., D.O., and D.D.S.) such as graduate programs in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, medical, or dental school.
  • Students will have an opportunity to work with faculty on independent research programs. Recent topics include viruses, prions, and enzyme kinetics.
  • Coastal Carolina University's unique biochemistry degree offers an ability to take certain upper-level science courses so you can custom tailor your degree to the career you wish to pursue; allowing you to be more competitive.
  • The state-of-the-art instrumentation and laboratory techniques provide valuable tools in the pursuit of your career.

Beyond the classroom/career options

Biochemistry majors go on to careers in a variety of areas including:

  • Basic Research
  • Bioinformatics Forensics
  • Biotechnology
  • Dentistry
  • Food Science
  • Forensics
  • Medical Doctor
  • Medical Research
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Quality Control
  • Teaching

What courses do biochemistry majors take?

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

Further information about the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry can also be found here.


Paul Richardson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair
Science Annex II 301F

Science Annex II
107 Chanticleer Drive East
Conway, SC 29526