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Work in the "Chemistry of Life" with a Biochemistry Degree
Whether you want to explore the mysteries of DNA, aid in the development of innovative biotechnologies or study the diagnosis and treatment of disease, you can reach your career goals with a biochemistry degree from Florida Tech. Here, you'll develop a strong background in biology and chemistry and get hands-on experience in analysis and instrumentation.
Biochemistry careers are built on a solid foundation of understanding complex chemical reactions that occur inside each living organism. Also known as the chemistry of life, the study of biochemistry connects the living world and the chemical world to study the processes that occur in plants, animals, and single-celled organisms. Biochemistry is responsible for a majority of the advances in medical research, agriculture and genetic engineering, all of which are generally accomplished by tying together new medical technologies and discoveries in both genetic and cell biology. When new or transformational discoveries are unveiled, it is likely that a biochemist is part of the team. With a biochemistry degree, this could be you.
Choose a Biochemistry Specialty Early in Your Academic Career
Biochemistry degree students are immersed in "real science," not just book learning. As you get to know your professors and work among your peers in small classes and department gatherings, you'll soon find an opportunity to join a research group. Courses like Biological Discovery and Introduction to Biochemistry are among the classes taken in your first year. Guided by highly qualified faculty who care about your success, you'll hone your strengths and begin specializing as early as your second year.
Build Professional Relationships
Beyond the classroom, biochemistry majors build leadership and professional experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like Tri Beta (biological sciences honor society), the Premed Club, Student Government and over 100 other student organizations. Biochemistry majors also participate in exciting summer field programs that take them to Costa Rica, Peru, the Caribbean, Australia, the Appalachians and Rocky Mountains and the African savannah.
Gain Practical Experience
As seniors, students refine their practical skills in technical electives and specialized labs. They also have the opportunity to undertake exciting independent or collaborative (with a peer or professor) research in a topic of their choosing. All undergraduate biochemistry students present papers at academic meetings and conferences. As a result, they get practical experience, an enhanced job search portfolio and the perfect preparation for employment or graduate school.
Florida Tech Graduates Are in Demand
Employers that have recruited Florida Tech students with a biochemistry degree for internships and careers include the American Museum of Natural Science, Andean Biodiversity Consortium, Baltimore Aquarium and Sea World Florida.
Earn an Advanced Biochemistry Degree
After receiving their biochemistry degree, many of our graduates go on to master's and doctoral programs at Florida Tech and other prestigious universities, including University of Florida, University of South Alabama, Columbia University, Princeton University and the University of Texas.
Envision yourself at Florida Tech–a university already operating in the future–and imagine how far a world-class biochemistry degree will take you.