APU’s Bachelor of Science in 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.
The biology department provides an environment where undergraduate biochemistry majors can develop a Christian worldview, learn to integrate their faith into their lives and their discipline, and mature into scientists prepared for graduate or professional studies and for success in leadership roles in their future careers.
Download the Biochemistry Career Brochure to learn more about APU’s pathway from education to vocation, including graduate school and career opportunities.
Is This Major Right for You?
You’re a biochemistry major if you:
- Are interested in biology and chemistry.
- Are looking for a degree that will prepare you for many different scientific careers.
- Are thorough, process oriented, and detail oriented.
- Like to know how and why things work.
- Enjoy academic study, especially science and math.
- Enjoy experiment-based inquiry.
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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.
Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.