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The science of biochemistry is about understanding the chemical processes of living organisms. Discoveries of new drugs, the recognition and control of pathogens, development of new catalysts for energy transformations, and the production of new materials and solutions to problems such as food production and environmental remediation depend upon a thorough grounding in this area.
The BS degree program in biochemistry with a concentration in medicinal chemistry features an emphasis on the application of chemistry to design and action of medicines. This program is appropriate for further study of biochemistry or related sciences in graduate school as well as medical, dental or pharmacy school.
Biochemistry (Medicinal Chemistry) (BS)
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A solid undergraduate education in biochemistry provides the necessary background for career paths in chemical industries and is useful for careers in governmental regulation, health care, research and other areas.
Students planning careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or veterinary medicine often pursue the medicinal chemistry concentration, with supporting work in biology and chemistry as the route for preprofessional training.