Dr. Debra Boyd-Kimball

Teaching Area(s): Chemistry

The University is genuinely student-centered. There is no air of superiority or pretentiousness within, or across, the boundaries of staff and student. We all work together, and we work every day with and for the students.

Careers

If you are intrigued by the composition of living things and fascinated by the analysis of chemical combinations and reactions involved in life processes including metabolism, reproduction and growth, then a career in biochemistry may be an excellent match for your curiosities.  

It’s also a field on the rise. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of biological scientists is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations, and opportunities in the field of biochemistry specifically are projected to grow 37% over the course of the next decade.  The Human Genome Project has provided momentum toward understanding the molecular basis of life processes, further fueling growth in the field.  

Our program in biochemistry is structured to fill this growing need in our society.  Specifically tailored to application in the life sciences, it will allow you to explore chemical substances, processes and reactions that occur in living organisms, preparing you for exceptional career opportunities.

RECENT EMPLOYERS
Nalco
Smith Ambulance
McGean-Rohco
Amgen
The Scripps Research Institute
Steptoe and Johnson
Sherwin-Williams

RECENT GRAD SCHOOLS
Carnegie Mellon University
MIT
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Penn State University

COMMON CAREERS
Pharmaceuticals
Biotechnology
Genomics
Proteomics
Medicine
Allied Health
Physician Assistant Studies
Physical Therapy
Patent Law

98% of our 2013 graduates started a degree-required career or were accepted to graduate school (based on respondents)
*Based on a survey of the Class of 2013 with 85% self reporting
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