Biochemistry is the study of the chemical reactions within a living organism, and therefore combines the sciences of biology and chemistry. With this degree, students are well prepared to take the MCATs to get into medical school, work in a research lab, or work in the private sector in bioscience, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and forensic crime research. Since most biochemical processes happen at the molecular level, students will learn the very detailed mechanisms of cellular biology and organic chemistry. There will most likely be lab requirements, and students could partake in lab research assignments. The bachelor’s level biochemistry degree is offered at many universities, both liberal arts and research institutions, and many students go on to graduate school to either receive a Ph.D. or an M.D.
North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 3 Biochemistry degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 81 Biochemistry students graduated with students earning 69 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Master's degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh, NC||21 : 1||36,304|
|East Carolina University Greenville, NC||22 : 1||28,651|
|Duke University Durham, NC||12 : 1||16,686|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC||18 : 1||29,877|
|University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC||23 : 1||20,196|
|Elon University Elon, NC||16 : 1||7,088|
|Campbell University Buies Creek, NC||26 : 1||6,185|
|High Point University High Point, NC||16 : 1||5,330|
|Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC||13 : 1||8,495|
|Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, NC||18 : 1||2,463|
|Salem College Winston-Salem, NC||14 : 1||709|
|Catawba College Salisbury, NC||16 : 1||1,324|
|Warren Wilson College Swannanoa, NC||14 : 1||791|