Biochemistry Minor

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.

What Will I Learn?

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.

What are the requirements for this degree?

Students interested in completing the biochemistry minor must complete 24-28 credits in chemistry course work.

The Undergraduate Catalog provides details about program requirements.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

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 include:

  • Biotechnology
  • Crystallography
  • Forensic chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Oil and petroleum chemistry
  • Personal care product chemistry

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?

Students completing the biochemistry minor should expect both classroom and laboratory experiences in their coursework. Students may consider joining the 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.