Marymount University’s Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry focuses on the study of chemical processes that take place in living organisms. This degree prepares students for a wide array of career opportunities in the sciences, biotechnology, and health care.
The program provides excellent preparation for medical, dental, or veterinary school, or for graduate study in biochemistry, molecular biology, or another biological or health discipline.
Students in the biochemistry program acquire a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Upon successful completion of the program, they are able to
- comprehend the breadth of current concepts in biochemistry and molecular genetics;
- critically evaluate scientific literature;
- formulate hypotheses and develop, conduct, and interpret a research plan; and
- demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge gained.
In addition, graduates of the program will have the critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills to recognize, analyze, and solve biological problems; the communication skills to explain key scientific findings clearly; and the ability to recognize the ethical implications of scientific issues in society.
Marymount’s proximity to Washington, DC, offers students exciting opportunities to fulfill the program’s required internship for academic credit; potential internships sites include renowned public and private research institutions; leading healthcare agencies and hospitals; and high-profile federal agencies such as Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).