Biochemistry focuses on the chemistry of living things and is one of the fastest growing areas of science. Our biochemistry major at Queens will provide you with a broad background in chemistry, and includes a variety of courses in biology, mathematics, and physics. You will exponentially increase your understanding of science and your marketability in the workplace through our hands-on lab work with modern chemical instrumentation. Research is an important part of our science curriculum, and it is unique here at Queens. You will have the opportunity to work with professors on research projects that interest you. We often partner with community organizations to tackle real issues through our student-faculty research.
Perks of Being a Biochemistry Major
- Classes in Rogers Hall
The new Rogers Hall features state-of-the-art classroom and lab space, a rooftop green house and herbarium, an exterior "green wall" made of NC plants in the shape of a double helix. Its award-winning design is also Platinum LEED-certified, demonstrating the environmental conservation that's taught within its walls.
- Caring, committed professors
Our learning environment features an award-winning faculty and a low student-faculty ratio, creating a close-knit community for support.
While pursuing a degree in biochemistry, our students have held internships or conducted summer research with:
- Johns Hopkins University
- CVS Pharmacy
- GlaxoSmithKline USA
- Sanger Clinic (Pediatric Cardiology)
- Moffitt Cancer Center: University of South Florida
Speaking of her Queens faculty, biochemistry major Sarah Schoenhals '10, who is now enrolled at the University of Utah Medical School says, "It's really nice to still be able to contact them and ask for advice, several years after graduating."
When You Graduate
As a biochemistry major, you will be prepared for careers in a wide variety of fields including:
- Chemical research
- Forensic science
Our students have gone on to work for companies such as Caroline Medical Center, Merck and the American Red Cross.
You will also be well-equipped for graduate school. Our students have gone on to study at the following graduate schools, to name a few:
- Auburn University (pharmacy)
- University of Utah (medicine)
- University of Maryland (medicine)
- University of Missouri (veterinary medicine)