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 major in biochemistry may be an excellent match for your curiosities.
Biochemistry is 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.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mount Union offers a hands-on, experiential curriculum incorporating experimentation and student research. The Department is approved by the American Chemical Society and offers certified degrees in chemistry. In addition, the Department offers degree tracks in environmental chemistry and biochemistry.
State-of-the-art education in the chemical sciences is facilitated by our excellent equipment holdings and modern science facility, Bracy Hall. Students use our equipment beginning with general chemistry and are well trained throughout their careers in both wet chemical and instrumental analysis techniques, and their application to problem solving.
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