About the Program
Why This Major Is Relevant
The health care and prescription drug industries in the United States are in the midst of historic growth. In 2007, the U.S. spent $2.26 trillion on health care, or 15.2% of the gross domestic product, and global spending on prescription drugs topped $600 billion per year. China and other emerging markets are expected to increase this demand over the next decade. Job opportunities abound in this market for qualified professionals who are interested in medicine and pharmacology. APU’s biochemistry degree uniquely equips graduates to take advantage of this trend.
Gain In-depth Learning Experiences
Biochemistry majors are regularly accepted into medical schools nationwide. More than 70 percent of APU biochemistry majors go on to graduate school.
The research seminar requirement provides the student an opportunity to experience the scientific research process firsthand. Students design and implement research alongside faculty mentors and present findings at conferences both on and off campus. This experience ensures that biochemistry students graduate with tangible evidence of their research skills on their résumés.