Undergraduate Biochemistry Degree Overview
In addition to its technology-focused biochemistry curriculum and state-of-the-art laboratories, Georgia Tech’s B.S. in Biochemistry degree program offers several key advantages:
- The opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects with world-class faculty and facilities, so you can round out your education by practicing what you have learned.
- Flexible degree options: You can customize your degree to fit your specific interests and career goals.
- Atlanta location: Atlanta, Georgia is one of the most tech-savvy cities in the U.S. and home to some of the world’s most prestigious company headquarters.
As a Biochemistry major, you will acquire basic competence and knowledge in the biological and physical sciences. You will develop a strong understanding of biochemical principles, and learn how to apply them to real-world problems.
Biochemistry Degree Concentrations and Options
Customize your biochemistry curriculum plan to match your specific interests and career plans.
- Prepare for medical, pharmacy, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, or graduate school. See the course requirements for the Pre-Health Science Track.
- Build a business perspective into your degree without adding the hours required for a minor. See the course requirements for the Business Track.
Increase your competitiveness for jobs and graduate school by adding a designation to your degree.
- Pursue an in-depth, long-term research experience. Learn more about the Research Option.
- Prepare for a global career. Learn more about the International Plan.
B.S. Biochemistry Requirements
The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree program contains the following: general core classes; technical courses that provide a strong background in biochemistry; technical electives to explore areas in greater depth; courses involving undergraduate research, and free electives. Explore the Biochemistry curriculum.
Rankings and Awards
Georgia Tech’s School of Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty members are frequently recognized for their outstanding contributions to their fields.
- A National Medal of Science Winner
A presidential award given to individuals deserving of special recognition for their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering sciences.
- 10 Sloan Research Fellowships
Awarded for distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to the field.
- 15 National Science Foundation CAREER Award Winners
The National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early-career teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.
What Can You Do with a Degree in Biochemistry?
Holding a biochemistry degree opens up a wide spectrum of opportunities, including careers in chemistry or other fields such as:
- Physician/Medical Doctor
- Research Scientist
- Lab Manager
- High School Teacher
- College Professor
- Physical Therapist
What Are Georgia Tech Graduates Doing Now?
- Pursuing studies at top professional (graduate, medical, pharmacy, dental) schools across the U.S.
- Leading a team of researchers at an innovative biotech startup company.
- Serving as operating director of a global private equity firm.
- Supporting vascular surgery care as a physician assistant.
- Providing treatment and care for small animals as an associate veterinarian.
Biochemistry Research Opportunities
- Explore opportunities to conduct research in chemistry while getting your degree. Get all the details and next steps here: Undergraduate Research.
Beyond the Classroom
- Gain employment experience and benefit from real-world experience in your field. Learn more about the Co-op Program.
- Conduct supervised research in a chemical or related organization. Learn more about the Undergraduate Internship Program.
- Students in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry have a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate study at institutions throughout the world. Learn more about study abroad and international opportunities.
Stories from the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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