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The List of All U.S. Colleges With a Biochemistry Major

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Alexander Pope famously wrote, “The proper study of mankind is Man” in his poem, An Essay on Man. In many ways, this perfectly sums up the academic pursuit of a biochemistry major, as students learn about the chemistry, molecules, and chemical processes necessary for life.

 

Why Should You Study Biochemistry in College?

 

Biochemistry is a wide-ranging science that includes disciplines such as genetics, microbiology, forensics, plant science, and medicine. Because of the broad scientific foundation built by undergraduates studying biochemistry, many career paths are available to them—including research, teaching, healthcare, and biomedical engineering.

 

In addition to the variety of common positions biochemistry majors find themselves filling, biochemistry students are also equipped with an extensive amount of transferable skills such as the ability to analyze and interpret data, communicate complex topics, research, solve problems, observe, and plan.

 

A degree in Biochemistry also gives students a clear pathway to a highly sought after career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field. On average, STEM careers are significantly more financially rewarding than other fields—according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), the national average wage for STEM occupations is $87,570, almost double the $48,20 earned in non-STEM occupations.

 

Even students with STEM degrees who pursue a career outside of the STEM field can anticipate higher earnings than their non-STEM-degree-holding counterparts. A Pew Research Center study shows that non-STEM workers who possess a STEM college degree earn, on average, roughly $11,000 more than employees without a STEM degree.

 

Not only are jobs high paying for STEM graduates, but they’re also easier to get and more secure. According to the Pew Research Center, STEM employment has grown 79% (from 9.7 million to 17.3 million) since 1990—more than double the rate of growth that has happened in overall employment (34%).

 

While a robust job market is anxiously waiting for biochemistry majors, some graduates choose to continue their education by pursuing a postgraduate degree, opening up avenues to even higher-paying, more-rewarding careers.

 

How Can You Increase Your Chances of Acceptance?

 

One of the best (and most obvious) steps a college-bound high schooler can do to increase their chances of being accepted into a top college is to maintain a strong GPA. Also important for a student to get their pick of colleges is to challenge themselves in high school by taking advanced classes relevant to their prospective major. For example, students considering majoring in biochemistry in college should consider taking an AP chemistry and/or biology class.

 

In addition to good grades, participation in extracurricular activities demonstrates to admissions officers an enthusiasm for fields of interest (and makes applicants stand apart from their competition) by showing a student’s willingness to pursue them outside of the classroom. Joining the Science National Honor Society (SNHS), your high school’s science club, or participating in a competition like the Google Science Fair are all great extracurricular ideas. Of course, you don’t need to limit yourself to science—extracurricular activities are about your passions whether they’re sports, music, volunteer work, or something entirely different.

 

Creating a strong college list is another way for students to increase their chances of acceptance at the institution of their choice. Students should choose an institution that offers the major they’re interested in (we’ve taken the first step for students interested in studying biochemistry below with a complete list of all the U.S. colleges offering a biochemistry major) and that matches the other traits they deem desirable, such as size, location, and private or public.

 

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Which Colleges Have a Biochemistry Major?

 

One of the first steps to building a college list begins with eliminating the schools that don’t offer the major a student is interested in. For students interested in obtaining a biochemistry degree, we took that step for you. Below is a comprehensive list of all the colleges and universities in the U.S. that offer a biochemistry major.

 

Abilene Christian University | ACU

Adams State University

Adelphi University

Adrian College

Agnes Scott College

Allegheny College

Alvernia University

American International College | AIC

American University

Amherst College

Anderson University (Indiana)

Anderson University (South Carolina)

Andrews University

Appalachian State University

Aquinas College (Michigan)

Arizona State University | ASU

Asbury University

Ashland University

Auburn University

Boise State University | BSU

Augustana College

Augustana University

Austin College

Austin Peay State University | APSU

Avila University

Azusa Pacific University | APU

Boston College | BC

Baker University

Ball State University | BSU

Barnard College

Bates College

Bay Path University

Baylor University

Bellarmine University

Buena Vista University | BVU

Belmont University

Beloit College

Benedictine College

Benedictine University

Berry College

Bethel College (Indiana)

Bethel University (Minnesota)

Biola University

California State University, East Bay | CSU East Bay

Calvin College

Boston University | BU

Bowdoin College

Bradley University

Brandeis University

Brazosport College

Brescia University

Briar Cliff University

Bridgewater State University

Brigham Young University | BYU

Brigham Young University–Hawaii | BYU–Hawaii

Brown University

Bryn Mawr College

Bucknell University

Chapman University

Butler University

California Baptist University | CBU

College of Charleston

California Lutheran University | CLU

California Polytechnic State University | Cal Poly

California State University Channel Islands | CSU Channel Islands

California State University San Marcos | CSUSM

California State University, Bakersfield | CSU Bakersfield

California State University, Chico | CSU Chico

California State University, Dominguez Hills | CSUDH

College of Mount Saint Vincent | CMSV

California State University, Fresno | CSU Fresno

California State University, Fullerton | CSU Fullerton

California State University, Long Beach | Long Beach State

California State University, Los Angeles | Cal State LA

California State University, Northridge | CSUN

California State University, Sacramento | Sacramento State

Colorado State University | CSU

Columbia University

Campbell University

Canisius College

Capital University

Concordia College (Minnesota)

Carnegie Mellon University | CMU

Daemen College

Carroll University

Carson–Newman University

Case Western Reserve University

Catawba College

Catholic University of America | CUA

Cedar Crest College

Central Connecticut State University | CCSU

Central Michigan University | CMU

Central Washington University | CWU

Centre College

Denison University

DePaul University

Charleston Southern University | CSU

Chestnut Hill College | CHC

Christian Brothers University | CBU

Christopher Newport University | CNU

City College of New York | CCNY

Eastern Michigan University | EMU

Claflin University

Claremont McKenna College | CMC

Clarke University

Eastern Washington University | EWU

Clemson University

Coastal Carolina University | Coastal

Coe College

Colby College

Colgate University

Edinboro University

Elizabethtown College | E-town

College of Saint Rose

College of St. Benedict | CSB

College of St. Scholastica | CSS

College of Staten Island | CUNY CSI

College of Wooster

Colorado College

Colorado Mesa University

Fisk University

Lipscomb University

Connecticut College

Converse College

Cornell College

Culver–Stockton College

Cumberland University

Curry College

Dakota Wesleyan University | DWU

Marist College

Maryville University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT

Mercyhurst University

DePauw University

DeSales University

Dickinson College

Dixie State University | DSU

Dominican University (Illinois)

Dominican University of California

Metropolitan State University

Drury University

Millikin University

Duquesne University

Earlham College

East Carolina University | ECU

East Central University | ECU

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania | ESU

East Tennessee State University | ETSU

Eastern Connecticut State University | ECSU

Eastern Illinois University | EIU

Eastern Mennonite University | EMU

Mills College

Eastern Nazarene College | ENC

Eastern New Mexico University | ENMU

Montclair State University | MSU

Eckerd College

North Carolina Central University | NCCU

North Dakota State University | NDSU

Elmhurst College

Elon University

Emmanuel College (Massachusetts)

Emporia State University

Evergreen State College

Fairleigh Dickinson University | FDU

Faulkner University

Ferris State University

Northeastern University

Florida A&M University | FAMU

Florida Gulf Coast University | FGCU

Florida Institute of Technology | Florida Tech

Florida International University | FIU

Florida State University | FSU

Framingham State University

Franklin and Marshall College | F&M

Freed–Hardeman University | FHU

Friends University

Furman University

Gannon University

Geneva College

George Fox University | GFU

Northern Arizona University | NAU

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia Tech

Georgian Court University | GCU

Gettysburg College

Northwest Missouri State University

Gonzaga University

Goshen College

Goucher College

Grand Canyon University | GCU

Grand View University

Grinnell College

Gustavus Adolphus College

Hamilton College

Hamline University

Hampden–Sydney College | H–SC

Hanover College

Hardin–Simmons University | HSU

Harding University

Harvard University

Hastings College

Hawaii Pacific University | HPU

Heidelberg University (Ohio)

Henderson State University | HSU

Hendrix College

High Point University

Hillsdale College

Hobart and William Smith Colleges | HWS

Hofstra University

Holy Family University

Hood College

Hope College

Houston Baptist University | HBU

Huntingdon College

Illinois Institute of Technology | Illinois Tech

Illinois State University | ISU

Illinois Wesleyan University

Indiana University Bloomington | Indiana

Indiana University East | IU East

Indiana University Northwest | IU Northwest

Indiana University of Pennsylvania | IUP

Iona College

Ithaca College

James Madison University | JMU

John Brown University | JBU

Juniata College

Kansas State University | KSU

Kansas Wesleyan University | KWU

Kennesaw State University | KSU

Kettering University

Keuka College

King University

Knox College

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania | KU

La Roche College

La Sierra University | LSU

Lafayette College

Lake Forest College

Lake Superior State University | LSSU

Lakeland University

Lawrence University

Le Moyne College

Lebanon Valley College | LVC

Lee University

Lehigh University

Lewis University

Limestone College

Lincoln University (Pennsylvania)

Saint Louis University | SLU

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania | LHU

Loras College

Louisiana State University | LSU

Loyola Marymount University | LMU

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University New Orleans

San Jose State University | SJSU

Madonna University

Malone University

Manchester University

Manhattan College

Manhattanville College

Maranatha Baptist University

Marietta College

Simmons College

Smith College

Marshall University

Marymount Manhattan College

Marymount University

St. Michael’s College

State University of New York at Potsdam | SUNY Potsdam

McMurry University

McPherson College

Stephen F. Austin State University | SFA

Merrimack College

Messiah College

Methodist University

Temple University

Metropolitan State University of Denver | MSU Denver

Michigan State University

Michigan Technological University | Michigan Tech

Middle Tennessee State University | MTSU

Millersville University of Pennsylvania | MU

Texas Woman’s University | TWU

Millsaps College

The Ohio State University | OSU

Minnesota State University Moorhead | MSUM

Minnesota State University, Mankato | MNSU

Misericordia University

Mississippi College

Mississippi State University | MSU

Missouri Baptist University

Missouri Southern State University

Missouri Western State University

Montana State University | MSU

University of California, Berkeley | UC Berkeley

University of California, Davis | UC Davis

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Mercy University

Mount St. Joseph University

Muhlenberg College

National University (California) | NU

University of California, Irvine | UC Irvine

New College of Florida

New Jersey Institute of Technology | NJIT

Newman University

Niagara University

Norfolk State University | NSU

University of California, San Diego | UCSD

North Carolina State University | NC State

University of Cincinnati

Northcentral University

University of Evansville

University of Georgia

Northern Illinois University | NIU

University of Kansas

Northern Michigan University | NMU

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth | UMass Dartmouth

Northwestern University

Norwich University

Oakland University

Oakwood University

Oberlin College

University of Michigan

Ohio Dominican University

Ohio University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Oklahoma Baptist University | OBU

Oklahoma City University | OCU

Oklahoma State University | OSU

Oklahoma Wesleyan University | OKWU

Old Dominion University | ODU

Olympic College

Oregon State University | OSU

Otterbein University

Pace University

Peru State College

Pittsburg State University | PSU

Pitzer College

Plymouth State University | PSU

Point Loma Nazarene University | PLNU

Portland State University | PSU

Providence College

University of San Francisco | USF

Purdue University Fort Wayne | PFW

Queens University of Charlotte

Quincy University

Quinnipiac University

Radford University

Ramapo College of New Jersey | RCNJ

University of South Florida | USF

Regis University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | RPI

Rhodes College

Rice University

Rider University

Rochester Institute of Technology | RIT

Rockford University

Rockhurst University

Roger Williams University | RWU

Washington State University | WSU

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | RHIT

Rowan University

Rutgers University–New Brunswick | Rutgers

Sacred Heart University | SHU

Saginaw Valley State University | SVSU

Saint Francis University | SFU

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

Saint Mary’s College of California | St. Mary’s

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota | SMU

Saint Peter’s University

Saint Xavier University | SXU

Salem State University

Salve Regina University

Samford University

Xavier University of Louisiana

Santa Clara University

Scripps College

Seattle Pacific University | SPU

Seattle University

Seton Hall University

Seton Hill University

Sewanee: The University of the South | Sewanee

Yale University

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania | SRU

Sonoma State University | SSU

South Dakota State University

Southeastern Oklahoma State University | SOSU

Southern Illinois University Carbondale | SIU

Southern Methodist University | SMU

Southwestern University

Spelman College

Spring Arbor University | SAU

St. Anselm College

St. Bonaventure University

St. Cloud State University | SCSU

St. Edward’s University

St. John Fisher College

St. Lawrence University

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s University, Texas

St. Thomas Aquinas College | STAC

State University of New York at Cortland | SUNY Cortland

State University of New York at Fredonia | SUNY Fredonia

State University of New York at New Paltz | SUNY New Paltz

State University of New York at Oneonta | SUNY Oneonta

State University of New York at Oswego | SUNY Oswego

State University of New York at Plattsburgh | SUNY Plattsburgh

Brigham Young University–Idaho | BYU–Idaho

State University of New York at Purchase | SUNY Purchase

Stetson University

Stevenson University

Stockton University

Stonehill College

SUNY – College of Environmental Science and Forestry | SUNY ESF

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Tabor College

Taylor University

Carroll College

Tennessee State University | TSU

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Texas A&M University–Kingsville

Texas Christian University | TCU

Texas State University

Texas Wesleyan University

The College at Brockport, State University of New York | SUNY Brockport

Chatham University

The Sage Colleges

The State University of New York at Binghamton | SUNY Binghamton

The State University of New York at Buffalo | SUNY Buffalo

The State University of New York at Geneseo | SUNY Geneseo

The State University of New York at Stony Brook | SUNY Stony Brook

Thomas Jefferson University

Transylvania University

Trine University

Trinity College

Trinity University

Trinity Washington University

Truman State University | TSU

Union College (New York)

Union University

University of Akron

University of Arizona

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff | UAPB

Eastern University

University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA

Husson University

University of California, Santa Barbara | UCSB

University of California, Santa Cruz | UCSC

University of Central Florida | UCF

University of Chicago

University of Colorado Boulder | CU Boulder

University of Dallas

University of Dayton

University of Delaware

University of Denver

University of Detroit Mercy

Iowa State University

John Carroll University | JCU

University of Hawaii at Manoa | UH Manoa

Marquette University

University of Idaho

University of Illinois at Chicago | UIC

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign | UIUC

University of Jamestown

Montana Tech of the University of Montana | Montana Tech

University of Kentucky

University of Maine

University of Mary Hardin–Baylor | UMHB

University of Mary Washington | UMW

University of Maryland Eastern Shore | UMES

University of Maryland, College Park | Maryland

University of Massachusetts Amherst | UMass Amherst

University of Massachusetts Boston | UMass Boston

University of Michigan–Flint | UofM-Flint

University of Minnesota Duluth | UMD

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities | Minnesota

University of Mississippi | Ole Miss

University of Missouri | Mizzou

University of Missouri–St. Louis | UMSL

University of Montana

University of Mount Union

University of Nebraska–Lincoln | UNL

University of Nevada, Las Vegas | UNLV

Purdue University

University of New Mexico | UNM

University of North Carolina at Charlotte | UNC Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Greensboro | UNC Greensboro

University of North Florida | UNF

University of North Georgia | UNG

University of North Texas | UNT

University of Northern Iowa | UNI

University of Northwestern – St. Paul

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania | UPenn

University of Puget Sound

University of Redlands

Roosevelt University

University of Richmond

Suffolk University

University of San Diego | USD

Tufts University

University of Scranton

University of South Carolina | USC

University of Southern California | USC

University of Southern Indiana | USI

University of Southern Maine | USM

University of Southern Mississippi | Southern Miss

University of St. Francis | USF

University of Houston–Downtown | UHD

University of St. Thomas (Texas)

University of Tampa | UT

University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga | UTC

University of Texas at Arlington | UT Arlington

University of Texas at Austin | UT Austin

University of Texas at Dallas | UT Dallas

University of Texas at El Paso | UTEP

University of Texas at San Antonio | UTSA

University of Texas at Tyler | UT Tyler

University of Texas of the Permian Basin | UT Permian Basin

University of the Incarnate Word | UIW

University of the Pacific

University of Iowa

University of Toledo

University of Tulsa

University of Vermont | UVM

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin-Madison | Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin–La Crosse | UW–La Crosse

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee | UWM

University of Michigan–Dearborn | UM-D

University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point | UW–Stevens Point

University of Wisconsin–Stout | UW–Stout

Ursinus College

Ursuline College

Utah State University

Utah Valley University | UVU

Utica College

Valparaiso University | Valpo

Vanderbilt University

Vanguard University

Villanova University

Virginia Tech

Viterbo University

Wabash College

Wake Forest University

Walla Walla University

Walsh University

Washburn University

Washington Adventist University

Washington and Jefferson College | W&J

Washington and Lee University

University of New England | UNE

Washington University in St. Louis | WashU

Wayne State University | WSU

Waynesburg University

Weber State University

Wellesley College

Wesley College

Wesleyan University

West Chester University | WCUPA

West Virginia University | WVU

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Western Kentucky University | WKU

Western State Colorado University

Western Washington University | WWU

Westminster College (Missouri)

University of New Hampshire | UNH

Wheaton College (Massachusetts)

Whitman College

Wichita State University | WSU

Widener University

Wilkes University

Wilson College

University of Saint Joseph

Wisconsin Lutheran College | WLC

Worcester Polytechnic Institute | WPI

University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

University of the Sciences

Youngstown State University

 

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Timothy Peck
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A graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in English, Tim Peck currently lives in Concord, New Hampshire, where he balances a freelance writing career with the needs of his two Australian Shepherds to play outside.