A major in biochemistry provides you with a strong foundation for post-graduate study and prepares you for careers in the health sciences, including medicine, dentistry, allied health and pharmacy. You also might consider a career in business, forensics or the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
- Healthcare professional (pharmacy, medicine, dentistry)
- Industrial scientist
- Research scientist
- Forensic scientist
- Patent attorney
- State and federal agency scientist and policy maker
What will I learn?
- Your required courses will give you a solid foundation in biology and chemistry.
- You will study the chemistry of living things — the molecular compounds and substances that make biological organisms tick.
- As a biochemistry major you will study the minute, discrete characteristics of every organism and biological process.
- Small classes, personal attention
- Student use of the most modern instruments and methods
- Extensive laboratory experience
- Opportunities to collaborate with faculty in original research
- Excellent record of graduate and medical school placements and fellowships
Learn more about undergraduate research opportunity in the Chemistry Department.
Office: Bowers Hall, Room 342
SUNY Cortland is the first institution in the 64-campus SUNY system to operate all of its facilities using 100 percent renewable electrical energy.
Type of degree
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 120
We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.
- Arden P. Zipp Scholarship
- Top Graduating Senior in Chemistry
- Chemical Rubber Company (C.R.C.) Press Award for Outstanding Student in General Chemistry
- Arden P. Zipp Prize in Inorganic Chemistry
- Outstanding Student Research in Chemistry
- Peter Jeffers Scholarship