Manhattanville College’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry degree programs explore the chemical processes that guide the most basic steps of life, from conception to death.
As a biochemistry major, you’ll study the complex interaction between fields of genetics, microbiology, physiology, immunology, and chemistry, getting the chance to work closely with faculty members on research projects — and complete your own.
If you’re interested in careers or graduate studies in chemistry and biology or want to pursue a career in medicine, studying biochemistry at Manhattanville develops the foundational knowledge you need through developing a background in hands-on application.
Within the biochemistry major, students can pursue a Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree. In both the B.S. and the B.A. program, students can personalize their choice of classes to study a particular field while learning essential topics in biology and chemistry.
Whether you’re interested in animal biochemistry, immunology, genetics, plant biochemistry, or cellular or molecular biology, you’ll apply core knowledge in laboratory settings and through directed research projects. In a career-focused capstone course, all biochemistry majors dive into practicing research methods and preparing for academic and professional careers.
A supportive faculty, small class sizes, and opportunities to join robust research initiatives allow Manhattanville students to grow the relationships and build experiences that ensure success in their future careers.
Degree Outcomes and Careers
Graduates of Manhattanville’s biochemistry degree programs can work in commercial or educational laboratories and for pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies in roles like chemist or technician. You’ll gain the communication skills to go into science writing or consulting and explore many other career choices.
Earning a bachelor’s in biochemistry is also ideal for students interested in graduate school in biological, chemical, and medical fields, from general medicine, genetics, microbiology, physiology, and immunology to toxicology and pharmacology.
Through the B.A. and B.S. in Biochemistry programs, students gain the ability to:
Exhibit quantitative reasoning and analysis abilities and problem-solving skills by choosing appropriate techniques or procedures for a given problem.
Demonstrate mastery of scientific writing skills by preparing laboratory reports and research papers that follow the guidelines of scientific literature.
Demonstrate interdisciplinary knowledge by completing course requirements and electives in Biology and Chemistry.
While building the necessary applied skills and a breadth of knowledge in biological and chemical fields, as a biochemistry student you’ll foster professional relationships with peers and faculty in preparation for educational and career opportunities post-graduation.
Both our B.A. and B.S. in Biochemistry degrees allow students to tailor their major to their career goals through electives and projects, all supported by a well-rounded general education program.
Each degree program consists of at least 120 credits in courses, including required biochemistry major courses, scientific electives, and a career-focused capstone course.
B.A. in Biochemistry Degree Requirements
In addition to general education courses fostering fundamental communication and interdisciplinary cooperation, the Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry degree requirements include:
35 credits in foundational biochemistry major courses
One elective focusing on a biological field
One elective focusing on a field of chemistry
Research-based capstone course
Select math and science courses in relevant subject areas (co-requisites)
From hands-on lab courses to a capstone course exploring research methods and career paths in the life sciences, courses in Manhattanville’s biochemistry programs impart the experiential and technical skills sought-after in many roles. You’ll take courses covering essential topics such as:
You’ll also have the opportunity to take advanced courses in key areas of the field, like:
Chemical and Instrumental Analysis
In BIO 3400, the Research Methods in the Life Sciences courses, you’ll culminate your studies in projects focusing on advancing your research capabilities and career development skills.
Biochemistry majors preparing for medical school, dental school, and other advanced health science professions can enroll in Manhattanville’s Pre-Health program. Through one-on-one advising, the Pre-Health pathway ensures you take essential courses and prepare for graduate school entrance exams, interviews, and the application process.
Adding a minor to your Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree broadens your perspective and adds depth to your skillset. Science minors that could complement your biochemical education include:
Manhattanville’s biochemistry majors gain a complete comprehension of biochemical knowledge so they can pursue rewarding careers in the life sciences and beyond.
If you’re ready to learn more about our experience-driven bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry, including the pre-health professions track, request more information today. Or, take the next step and learn how to apply.