Biochemistry is a fast changing and dynamic field of study that applies the fundamental laws and techniques of chemistry to understanding the chemical structure and reactions of living organisms. The B.S. degree in Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary 66-semester hour program including courses in chemistry, biochemistry and biology. 

Program Highlights

Program Credits: 126

General Education: 60

Major/Concentration: 66

  • Biology: 21
  • Chemistry: 19
  • Biochemistry: 11
  • Mathematics and Physics: 15

Standard Completion Time
Four Years

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

What Will I Learn?

In the biochemistry program, students foundational coursework includes general chemistry, organic chemistry, intro. to biochemistry, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. A two-hour biochemistry laboratory course provides a thorough introduction to essential techniques and methods used in modern biochemical research. Independent research is emphasized in a 1-semester hour research project.

Where Will It Take Me?


  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Professional Services Representative
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Medical Doctor
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Pharmacist
  • Optometrist
  • Research Labratory Technician

Graduate Schools

  • Saba University School of Medicine
  • Albany Medical College
  • University of Rochester
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Daemon College
  • University of Buffalo
  • Rochester Institute of Technology

Alumni Success

Crystal Gonu '06

Practicing Family Physician
Napanee, Ontario, CANADA

Jamie Krautwurst '05

Physician Assistant
Churchville-Chili Family Medicine

Morgan Monaghan '11

Postdoctoral Associate
University of Rochester Medical Center

Who Will I Meet?


Dr. Amy Kovach, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Kovach graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and minors in Physics and Mathematics. She then went on to the University of Rochester to earn both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry. Upon completing the Ph.D. program at the University of Rochester, Amy joined the faculty at Roberts Wesleyan College.

Dr. Kovach is one of the faculty advisors for the Adopt-A-School program which is sponsored by the American Chemical Society. She also co-leads our Math and Science Club with Mrs. Rachel Graham. We are pleased to have her as the program director for the Global Honors Council at Roberts. To read more about Dr. Amy Kovach’s research, professional affiliations, and publications, click here.


Gabriel Kreider-Letterman, Biochemistry '17

Studying biochemistry at Roberts has allowed me to pursue the fields of research that I am passionate about under the guidance of knowledgeable faculty. My professors pushed me to become an active self learner while teaching me the skills needed to be successful in research. I can pursue graduate work with confidence knowing that I have received an excellent education.



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