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Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry

B.A. and B.S. in biochemistry; medical biochemistry; and molecular biophysics

Biochemistry is a basic science devoted to the discovery and explanation of the molecular processes that occur in living systems. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and doctoral degrees in biochemistry. 

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Laboratories offer numerous ways for students to make connections and go far beyond classroom learning.

The K-State difference

The department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics has 14 large research facilities on campus, including the Biomolecular NMR Facility for nuclear magnetic resonance studies. 

K-State's undergraduate degrees also include specialized tracks in medical biochemistry (B.A. and B.S.) and molecular biophysics (B.S.). The B.S. program requires more science-based work while the B.A. requires two years of advanced language. 

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Did you know?

More than 90 percent of students find relevant jobs or choose to continue their education within three months of graduation.

Courses and curriculum

The specialized track in medical biochemistry is aimed at creating successful programs of study for students in premedical, pre-veterinary, pre-dental or pre-nursing majors. This track follows the recommendations of the Association of Medical Colleges and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biochemistry.

The molecular biophysics track develops a unique skillset for students desiring careers in basic research or additional quantitative and physical training. 

Students motivated in other directions or undecided may select the standard B.A. or B.S. program in biochemistry for a well-rounded program of study. Additionally, a combined B.S./M.S. degree provides exceptional undergraduates an opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in biochemistry in five years.

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Further your education

Concurrent B.S./M.S. degree in biochemistry
Biochemistry (M.S.)
Biochemistry (Ph.D.)

What can I do with a degree in biochemistry?

Biochemists find opportunities in varied fields. Or, a degree in biochemistry also may be used as preparation for other fields. Possible careers include:

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