Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at WCU is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and provides a comprehensive background in the major areas of chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry. Our graduates are ready to pursue careers in chemistry, biochemistry, and related fields such as health sciences, pharmaceuticals, and laboratory sciences, as well as opportunities for graduate study.


Program Highlights

  • One of the largest chemistry departments in the Philadelphia region

  • All courses, including laboratories, are taught by faculty

  • All permanent faculty have a doctoral degree and excel at teaching

  • Research is undertaken as an essential extension of teaching

  • Faculty research and publication opportunities with faculty mentors

  • ACS certification


What can I do with this degree?

Our graduates have an enviable record of placement in biochemistry-related fields or in graduate or professional school at the time of graduation. WCU graduates are successful in a variety of industries and can be found at local and international companies including:

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Merck
  • Janssen
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Stryker
  • WuXi AppTec

In addition, many of our students have progressed to doctoral programs at prestigious graduate schools, such as:

  • Columbia University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Washington
  • Yale University

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