In addition to health sciences, biochemistry has become a powerful science in private industry, ranging from the analysis of pollutant decomposition to new drug testing. Among many other skills, biochemists isolate, analyze and synthesize proteins, enzymes, DNA and other molecules. They also research the effects of substances such as drugs, hormones and food on biological processes.
TU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences offers bachelor of science and master of science degrees in biochemistry. The undergraduate program begins with a one-semseter introduction to biochemistry and builds on a foundation of basic science. Two semesters of biochemistry courses anchor a rich upper level curriculum in biology and chemistry. Through TU’s customized dual program, students have the option to complete biochemistry bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.