Skip to main content
In this Section


About the Biochemistry Program

The biochemistry major prepares students for work and further study in perhaps the most exciting area of science — the interface between biology, chemistry and physics. This major provides students with a broad understanding of life at the cellular and molecular level, and prepares them for careers in biotechnology.

Why should you choose SAU’s biochemistry program?

The curriculum meets the recommendations of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and requires a combination of selected courses from biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. A research experience (honors project, practicum experience or independent study project) is required of all biochemistry majors. Optional courses can be selected to meet the student’s choice of career.

Meet the Faculty

Courses, Course Descriptions & Four-Year Plan

The courses for the 57-58 credit hour biochemistry major include such subject areas as:

  • Zoology
  • General botany
  • Principles of genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • General chemistry

View the course requirements, layout, course descriptions and a sample four-year plan, and learn more about the biochemistry program at Spring Arbor University in the undergraduate catalog.

Career Opportunities

The biochemistry major provides excellent preparation for students planning on careers in medicine or biomedical research. It provides excellent hands-on training for students pursuing careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. To learn more about how Spring Arbor helps its graduates prepare for a career, visit our career development office.