Biochemistry is the study of chemistry focused on living organisms. Biochemistry includes the sciences of molecular biology, immunochemistry, and neurochemistry, as well as bioinorganic, bioorganic, and biophysical chemistry.
The biochemistry minor at Shippensburg University is designed to prepare you for a career or graduate study in biochemistry and meets the recommended guidelines of both the American Society of Biological Chemists and the American Chemical Society.
Biological chemists in industry are interested in specific applications that will lead to marketable products, while those in academia or government labs conduct more basic and less applied research. Possible careers in Biochemistry:
- Forensic chemistry
- Medicinal chemistry
- Nuclear chemistry
- Oil and petroleum
- Personal care chemistry
Students interested in complementing a minor in biochemistry must complete 24-28 credits in chemistry course work. See the Undergraduate Catalog for specific course requirements.