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Biochemistry

Students working in biochemistry lab

Chemistry involves the study of solids, liquids and gases; and the transformations they undergo in combination with each other. Chemists engage in observation, analysis, and experimentation, breaking natural substances down into their components, replicating in the laboratory chemical processes that occur in the physical world and creating substances to fulfill specific needs. Chemical discoveries play an important role in helping us understand the world around us. Biochemistry, the study of chemical compounds and processes that occur in living organisms, has emerged as a field with growing impact on our ability to diagnose and treat diseases in animals, plants and humans. 

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Research
  • Marketing
  • Technical sales
  • Quality control production
  • Agriculture laboratories
  • Government Laboratories
  • Lab Chemist

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Science Education
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmaceutical Science

What’s special about this program?

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry majors at the University of Delaware benefit from all the resources of a leading graduate research program, combined with the department's strong commitment to undergraduate education. The diversity of course offerings presents students with various choices and degree options. Faculty members also reserve roles for undergraduate participation in their professional research. The department has also been very successful in maintaining a dynamic program that incorporates the latest discoveries and methods, and is one of the few departments to offer an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, which is currently the fastest-growing aspect of the field.

Get Involved

American Chemical Society Student Affiliates

American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Sample curriculum

BISC207

Introduction to Biology I

 

CHEM111

General Chemistry I

 

CHEM112

General Chemistry II

 

CHEM115

Intro to Chemical Sciences

 

CHEM120

Quantitative Chemistry

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH241

Anal. Geom. & Calculus A

 

MATH242

Anal. Geom. & Calculus B

 

   

Foreign Language Courses

 

  University Breadth Courses

BISC208

 

Introduction to Biology II

CHEM331

 

Organic Chemistry I

CHEM332

 

Organic Chemistry II

CHEM333

 

Organic Chemistry Lab

CHEM334

 

Organic Chemistry Lab

CHEM342

 

Intro to Biochemistry

PHYS201

 

General Physics I

PHYS202

 

General Physics II
 

Foreign Language Courses

 

  University Breadth Courses
CHEM418

Into Physical Chemistry I

 

CHEM419

Into Physical Chemistry II

 

CHEM437

Instrumental Methods

 

CHEM438

Instrumental Methods Lab

 

CHEM445

Physical Chemistry Lab I

 

CHEM641

Biochemistry I

 

CHEM642

Biochemistry II

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
   
   
CHEM463

Intermediary Metabolism

 

CHEM465

Seminar

 

CHEM468

Undergraduate Research

 

 

Advanced Chemistry or Biology Courses

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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