UMass Dartmouth's Chemistry department offers a bachelor's degree in chemistry with an concentration in biochemistry.
Transform the ordinary into the amazing. When you study biochemistry, you study matter and its transformation.
Biochemists conduct research and experiments to discover new concepts about the universe. They try to solve society's problems, whether by developing a cure for cancer, monitoring the earth's ozone layer, creating new materials to heat our homes, or pursuing countless other challenges.
The knowledge you'll gain through the study of chemistry at UMass Dartmouth will open the door to many different career opportunities within the five divisions of chemistry: analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, or physical. You'll be prepared for biochemistry careers in education, forensics, government, law, industry, medicine, or research.
- employment in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry
- health professional programs such as medical, dental, and veterinary school
- graduate study in biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, nutrition, and other areas of life science
Expand your career and graduate school options by learning the fundamentals of chemistry. You can choose between minors in chemistry or biochemistry.
Undergraduate, master's, and PhD-level chemistry and bioengineering students team up in an attempt to solve and eradicate HIV-1.
- American Chemical Society certification
- Research-intensive semester: work with faculty on projects with opportunities to present on campus or at a professional conference
- Technology: use state-of-the-art equipment including a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, x-ray diffractometer, voltametric analyzer, biosensors, mass spectrometers, electrophoresis systems, and DNA sequencer
- Community: join organizations such as the Chemistry Club and the Pre-Health Society
- Pre-med studies: our chemistry and biochemistry programs prepare you to continue your studies in medical school or other health professional programs
- Cranberry Health Research Center: a collaboration among academia, medical institutions, and industry to provide scientific evidence for the cranberry's role in health and nutrition
Expand your opportunities
- BS/MS Program: Enables qualified students to complete both the BS and the MS degrees in chemistry or biochemistry in 5 rather than 6 years.
- MS in Chemistry: Expand your career options by pursuing a master's degree in Chemistry at UMassD.
- PhD in Chemistry: Earn an advanced degree through the doctoral program offered by UMass Dartmouth.