Undergraduate – Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

A Biochemistry degree at Kennesaw State University prepares you for your future career plans, whether that includes working as a biochemist in industrial, academic and government laboratories or entering into a postgraduate program. Additionally, a Biochemistry degree is ideal if your future plans include applying to medical, veterinary or dental schools. 

KSU’s Biochemistry degree program includes American Chemical Society (ACS)-approved course offerings, research and laboratory training, and concentration options in chemistry sub-specialties like forensics and pharmaceuticals.

Biochemistry Salary and Career Information

Biochemist and Biophysicist
Median Salary: National $93,280; Georgia: $87,120
Job Growth by 2028: National 6%

Chemical Engineer
Median Salary: National $104,910; Georgia $90,760
Job Growth by 2028: National 6%; Georgia 10%

KSU is located in metro Atlanta, the headquarters for many national- and Georgia-based construction businesses.

Further enhance your career and salary potential by earning a Chemical Sciences Master's degree at KSU. Learn the advanced skills needed for an executive role within the construction industry. 

*Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*Net Online

Biochemistry Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Faculty Expertise – Our faculty members have extensive scientific research experience, including in chemistry and its many subdisciplines like biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical and chemistry education. This research expertise provides you with an education that is both innovative and comprehensive.
  • Research-based Initiatives – The program relies upon research-based initiatives, on-campus and externally, to help prepare you to be ready to enter into the workforce. As an undergraduate student, you have many opportunities to hone your research and presentation skills by participating in research work and competitive scholarship-awarding events like the Birla Carbon Scholars Program.
  • Networking and Engagement – You can make new industry connections with professionals and fellow biochemistry students through the many resources available at KSU. Opportunities include internships, career fairs and joining on-campus organizations like Phi Lambda Upsilon, the chemistry and biochemistry honors society.

Department Contact Information

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kennesaw State University
Science Building, Building #370
370 Paulding Ave NW, MD#1203
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Mark Mitchell
Department Chair and Professor
mmitch52@kennesaw.edu 
(470) 578-6159


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1Program tuition is an estimate based on the average student's time to complete. Costs for books, travel, other miscellaneous fees (parking, labs, graduation, etc.) are not included. Tuition and fee changes are posted in the Spring and are effective for Fall semester. Please note that fees are subject to change at the end of any academic term without prior notice. For additional information, see tuition and fees.

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