What Can I Do With A Major In Biochemistry?
is the study of the chemical composition and physical principles of living
cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related
phenomena. It deals with the structures and functions of cellular components
such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and other biomolecules. Other
areas of biochemistry include cell metabolism, the endocrine system, the
genetic code (DNA, RNA), protein synthesis, cell membrane transport, and signal
find career opportunities in varied fields. Graduates frequently are hired by
biochemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical, or agricultural research
laboratories operated by universities, medical schools, private enterprise,
nonprofit organizations, and state and federal governments.
Visit CCSU’s Biochemistry Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
Forensic Science Technician
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
American Chemical Society
American Institute of Biological
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry Online
Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
Explore Health Careers
The National Academies
Institute of Health Office of Science Education
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Professional Science Masters
Science Jobs in the Federal
Sloan Foundation Careers in Science, Technology and
Society of Toxicology
Internships, Co-ops and Employment
Biochemistry majors may find
experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your
skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op
placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate
for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and
job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for biochemistry majors.
This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation
and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings,
please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and
co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Celebration Foods (Carvel) - Quality Assurance Technician
Clean Water Action - Global Warming & Clean Energy Internship
NASA - NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
New Britain Health Department - Bioterrorism/Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Coordinator
Pharmalytica Services - Scientist - Bioanalytical Analysis
Plum Island Animal Disease Center - Research Participation Program
Quest Diagnostics - Paramedical Sales Internship
Schreiber Foods - Production Team Advisor, Quality Assurance Team Advisor
The Metropolitan District Commission - Water Pollution Control Plant Shift Supervisor
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Plant Protection Aid/Technician
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Research Assistant