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Ignite Your Passion For Biochemistry

Do you want to pioneer the next scientific breakthrough? Unlock a rewarding career in biochemistry. Earn your bachelor’s degree to prepare for graduate school, join a health professional program, or kickstart your career. Integrate your faith into your studies and be mentored by a professor who’ll get to know you by name.

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4 Year Promise

At Roberts, we are committed to giving you a head start in earning income and achieving your personal goals by helping you graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it.


Program Highlights

Hone your skills in both biology and chemistry.

Get hands-on experience with modern technology you’ll use in the field.

Practice your skills through internships, research projects, and service learning.


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"My education at Roberts has helped me be prepared for wherever I am heading. My lab experience will especially benefit me in my future career. I’ve also grown as a person by gaining more confidence in myself which has allowed me to further my relationships with friends and my faith in more ways than I expected."

Maddison O’Moore ‘24 (Biochemistry)

What Will I Learn

You’ll learn to apply modern techniques in this fast-changing and dynamic field to better understand your world. You’ll learn to conduct research, use advanced instrumentation, and study molecular biology.

You’ll study:

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular biology
  • General and organic chemistry
  • Introduction to research and scientific communication
  • Thermodynamics


Career Outlook


  • Roberts Wesleyan University
  • University of Rochester
  • Yale University
  • Harvard University
  • Vaccinex
  • ACM Labs
  • Rochester General Hospital
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Unity Hospital
  • Monroe County Crime Lab


  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Research Chemist
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Forensics Technician
  • Physician
  • Pharmacist
  • Optometrist
  • Research Laboratory Technician
  • Professor
  • High School Teacher
  • University of Buffalo

Graduate Schools

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Clarkson University
  • University of Rochester
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Buffalo
  • Daemon University
  • Syracuse University
  • SUNY Upstate
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Saba University School of Medicine
  • Albany Medical College
  • University of Georgia

Frequently Asked Questions

Biochemistry is a field of study that applies the learnings of chemistry to better understand the chemical structure and reactions of living organisms.

A biochemistry degree at Roberts includes taking courses like Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Introduction to Research and Scientific Communication. You’ll also complete an internship and a structured study.

A biochemistry degree opens doors to a wide variety of careers*, like:

  • Physician Assistant
  • Research
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Pharmacist
  • Optometrist
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Biochemical Engineer
  • Veterinarian
  • Science Writer

*Some may require further education post-bachelors degree.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for biochemists and biophysicists in 2021 was $102,270.

It’s important to note that biochemists need a Ph.D. to work in independent research and development. You may qualify for some entry-level jobs in the field with a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree, though.

Naturally, the numbers will differ by area, field of chemistry, company, and position.

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the major and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their efforts to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to 100% of our undergraduate students.

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Biology - At Roberts Wesleyan University, students can choose from two options for their Biology Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology or Bachelor of Arts in Biology.
Chemistry - At Roberts Wesleyan University, students can choose from two options for their Chemistry Degree; Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry.
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