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Biochemistry Degree

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus or the Armstrong Campus in Savannah
Credit Hours: 124

Earn the University System of Georgia’s only dual-accredited bachelor’s degree in biochemistry!

What is Biochemistry? 

Biochemistry focuses on the structure, composition and chemical reactions of substances in living systems. This scientific discipline branches out further to include molecular biology, immunochemistry and neurochemistry, as well as bioinorganic, bioorganic and biophysical chemistry.

Careers in Biochemistry

Jobs in biochemistry include:

  • Medical Practitioner 
  • Biotechnologist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Clinical technician
  • Food scientist
  • Pharmacologist

With a strong focus on first-hand experience, you’ll learn in the classroom and in the laboratory, working alongside our world-class professors doing real-world research.

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The degree is certified by the American Chemical Society and the program is accredited by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Georgia Southern provides an education to prepare you for both the workplace and professional schools. With a focus on gaining experience with state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory practice, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed for specialized work in biochemistry, both in industry and academia. The B.S. in Biochemistry degree is particularly suitable for students considering careers in the medical,  biomedical or pre-health industries such as physicians, physician assistant, pharmacist and more.  

Minor in Biochemistry

For those students interested in incorporating biochemistry in their education but ultimately wish to pursue a different major, the minor in Biochemistry is an ideal option. The minor program requires19 credit hours in chemistry and biochemistry courses, including organic chemistry, biotechnology, biocatalysis and biochemical research.

Program Learning Outcomes

All of these programs are designed to introduce the students to modern laboratory methods and principles using state-of-the-art scientific equipment. These undergraduate students are exposed to applied laboratory techniques, critical thinking, independent and team learning, and are provided with research opportunities. The faculty is committed to providing an environment that addresses the individual needs of each student and encourages them to develop their potential.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry programs offer students a more quantitative experience in chemistry. The Concentration in Biochemistry offers students a more significant foundation in the principles of biochemistry.


PLO1. Theory and Knowledge:  Upon completion of the organic chemistry sequence, chemistry majors are able to recognize and apply the principles of atomic and molecular structure to predict chemical properties and chemical reactivity.

PLO2. Laboratory Skills: Upon completion of a degree, chemistry majors are able to employ critical thinking and scientific inquiry in the performance, design, interpretation and documentation of laboratory experiments, at a level suitable to succeed at an entry-level position in chemical industry or a chemistry graduate program.

PLO3. Quantitative Skills: Upon completion of a chemistry degree, chemistry majors are able to interpret and analyze quantitative data.

PLO4. Instrumentation:  Upon completion of a BS in Chemistry degree, students are able to understand theoretical concepts of instruments that are commonly used in most chemistry fields as well as interpret and use data generated in instrumental chemical analyses.

PLO5. Biochemistry:  Upon completion of a chemistry degree with a biochemistry concentration, students will recognize and apply key principles of biochemistry.

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Last updated: 7/5/2023