What You Can Do with Your Biochemistry Degree

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    Biochemistry Prepares You to Make a Big Impact

    The possibilities that come from your knowledge and skills as a biochemist are numerous. You will find work in the health care industry, parts of the chemical industry, homeland security, environmental testing, and genetic engineering. IUP’s biochemistry graduates have a remarkable employment and graduate school track record. About a third of our graduates find employment directly after graduation. A third of them enroll in doctoral programs. The remaining third enroll in professional training programs, medical schools, and master’s programs. Take advantage of the biochemistry program’s career planning page.

    Careers

    With a BS in Biochemistry, you will have many career opportunities that include private sector, public sector, and academic settings:

    • University laboratories
    • Federal government laboratories/agencies
    • National Science Foundation
    • National Institutes of Health
    • Food and Drug Administration
    • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Department of Agriculture
    • Department of Energy
    • Armed services
    • State and local government laboratories/agencies
    • Public health departments
    • Hospital laboratories
    • Commercial medical laboratories
    • Private testing laboratories, including forensics
    • Independent research foundations
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Biotechnology
    • Food processing
    • Cosmetics
    • Chemical laboratories
    • Petroleum industry
    • Agricultural research

    Path to Higher Degrees

    Expand your job choices and increase your salary potential by completing graduate studies.

    • MS in Biochemistry
    • PhD in Biochemistry
    • Doctor of Medicine
    • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine