Degree requirements:

BS in Biochemistry
Minor in Biochemistry

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Biochemistry majors will build a strong foundation in physical and biological science, as we tailor students’ education to meet career goals. Students will learn to use recombinant DNA technology, biotechnology and protein and genetic engineering.

Courses to expect for this major include Biochemistry, Molecular Biology Laboratory, Physical Chemistry for Biologists, Biochemistry of the Cell, and Hypothesis Driven Undergraduate Research.

Career Options

Biochemistry offers a range of career paths with excellence preparation for sciences or in any industry of the professional health care fields, including medicine and veterinary sciences. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

  • Allied Health
  • Biomedical Research
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Industry
  • Dentistry
  • Environmental Research
  • Food Industry
  • Forensics
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy Professor
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Research Institutes


The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology academic curriculum is built on a strong physical and biological science foundation with program flexibility. This minor allows students to expand their knowledge by taking additional chemistry and biochemistry classes and offers great experience for continuing on into professional health care fields including medicine and nutrition.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts and Sciences and respective departments.

When students complete the OSU admission application, they are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

Some departments offer Departmental Level scholarships for students whose major is housed within that specific department.

Become an OK-LSAMP Scholar! OK-LSAMP is a consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop programs aimed at increasing the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The OK-LSAMP scholarship program provides scholars with increased opportunities and connections, including undergraduate research experiences, graduate school preparation, international experiences, and internships/externships with companies in the STEM fields. 

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