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APU’s biochemistry major equips students to explore the chemical foundations of living organisms. The degree provides a solid foundation in general chemistry, biology, and physics; applied calculus and quantitative analysis; organic chemistry; microbiology; cell biology; and genetics. These then provide a framework for advanced study in the student’s area of interest, such as thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum mechanics, or research in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, or electron microscopy.

Throughout the program, students are encouraged to think about ethical conduct in research and a Christian’s role in the scientific community. Biochemistry majors leave APU ready to explore the chemical building blocks of life.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a biochemistry major if you:

Learn more about this major and required courses.

“What I have loved most about my time in the science program at APU is the opportunity to approach such a complex field under the guidance of intelligent, humble, and quality professors who push me to develop a thorough scholastic foundation while exploring the dynamic impact it has on my faith.”

Katherine Lewandowski ’13

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.