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  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Unleash Your Career Potential with a Biochemistry Degree from Gannon University 

    Are you intrigued by the intricate chemical processes that sustain all life? If so, Gannon’s biochemistry program, which is approved by the American Chemical Society, can help you explore how the structure and reactions of molecules drive the function of living systems and lead you to exciting, in-demand careers in medicine, pharmacology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, food science or agriculture. Life happens – and you can discover how.

    • Learn from faculty experts in all major branches of chemistry.
    • ACS Approved Chemistry Program  Earn a degree that is nationally approved.
    • Earn meaningful academic credit through study abroad programs.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Biochemistry

    • Challenging and interactive coursework and laboratory experiences engage you in investigating the structure and activity of molecules, as well as their reactions in living systems.
    • Develop an intellectual framework in the core components of biochemistry including chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics.
    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for biochemists is $94,270.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Conduct original scientific research alongside a faculty mentor, which can lead to local and national presentations or publication in a scholarly journal.
    • Gain hands-on experience with a robust suite of modern analytical tools in our high-quality facilities that include:
      • Computational Chemistry Laboratory
      • Biochemical Laboratory
      • Hultman Nanotechnology Laboratory
      • Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key biochemistry courses including: 

    Structural Biochemistry: Study the structure and function of biologically important compounds including amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes, carbohydrates and lipids.

    Biochemical Laboratory: Learn the introductory laboratory methods used to isolate, characterize and synthesize biologically important compounds.

    Molecular Biology: Explore the synthesis of nucleic acids, discuss DNA-based information technologies and interpret experimental data.

    Achieve the Possibilities

    Students will gain a high-quality education and participate in advanced undergraduate research that will enable their success in the rigors of graduate school or in their profession in the field of biochemistry. In Gannon’s biochemistry program, students can:

    • Join industry-leading companies through internships or pursue summer research experiences supported by the National Science Foundation.
    • Build a foundation for further graduate research in chemistry, biochemistry or the health professions.
    • Secure highly sought-after careers in toxicology, pharmacology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, food science and agriculture.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students apply their understanding of chemistry to solve problems in the classroom and laboratory.
  2. Students apply the skills needed to evaluate and minimize safety risks associated with laboratory work.
  3. Students solve scientific problems by working productively with diverse teams in the classroom and laboratory.
  4. Students are able to communicate accurately using the language and symbolism of chemistry.
  5. Students recognize and respect the ethical responsibilities inherent in scientific study.
  6. Students are able to access, interpret and cite chemical literature.
  7. Students demonstrate entry to graduate school, professional school, or chemistry-related careers.
Tyler Mattocks

Tyler Mattocks Biochemistry

“I have had a fantastic experience in this program. The faculty are personal and have your best interest in mind. I’ve learned very valuable information that will help me going forward in my career.”

  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.