Biochemistry Major

Biochemistry

Where degrees in biochemistry can take you.

Approved by the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Professional Training, Hartwick offers a bachelor of arts in chemistry, a bachelor of science in chemistry, a bachelor of science in biochemistry, and a bachelor of science in environmental chemistry.

Hartwick biochemistry majors get prepared to work in a variety of careers, whether in the lab, the field, or through further study at top-notch graduate programs in chemistry, medicine, and many more.

Typically, graduates pursue careers as:

  • Chemists
  • Life scientists
  • Forensic science technicians
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Health technicians
  • Medical scientists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians

Putting biochemistry to work.

Hartwick biochemistry students go on to rewarding careers, and they study at some of the top graduate schools in the nation.

Hartwick alumni work for:

Albany Molecular Research
Environmental Protection Agency
Chobani
Norwich Pharmaceuticals
Earth Tech Environmental Services
Merck Pharmaceuticals
Regeneron Pharamceuticals
Roche Pharmaceuticals
Rochester General Hospital
Johns Hopkins

Recent Hartwick graduates have been accepted to:

University of Virginia
Tufts University
Cornell University
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Cal Tech
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Beyond the basic.

Hartwick is a place where you’ll learn by doing, and where you’ll put your lessons to work. For instance, our biochemistry students recently traveled to Anaheim, CA to present their research at the Experimental Biology meeting. The meeting is the largest biochemistry convention, with more than 12,000 attendees representing all facets of the biochemical sciences.

A closer look.

Studying biochemistry at Hartwick means you’ll learn the building blocks of life, supported by a liberal arts education. Faculty understand that experimental work and research are central to the development of productive scientists. With individual attention from faculty and direct access to state-of-the-art chemical instrumentation, you’ll gain hands-on knowledge of theoretical principles through experimentation and independent research.

Meet the biochemistry faculty.

John Dudek

Professor of Chemistry

Mark S. Erickson

Professor of Chemistry

Wayne McMahon

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Andrew J. Piefer

Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry