Biochemistry Minor

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.

Biochemistry-Related Careers

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:

  • Biotechnology
  • Crystallography
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Oil and Petroleum
  • Personal Care Chemistry

The biochemistry minor can complement many majors seeing as chemistry-related careers also include management, production, sales and marketing.

Biochemistry Minor Requirements

Students interested in completing a minor in biochemistry must complete 24-28 credits in chemistry course work. The undergraduate catalog details specific course requirements.

Outside of Class

Students may consider joining Chemistry Club. Participation in activities and services through the club look great on a resume. It’s also a great way to network and create lasting relationships.