The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers ACS accredited degree programs in chemistry and biochemistry, in addition to concentrations in forensic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry. The B.S. in Biochemistry degree is designed to prepare you for graduate school in biochemistry or a variety of professional schools, including medical, veterinary, and dental.
We have bright and energetic faculty members and dedicated, helpful and professional staff members who are all available to assist you as you grow and mature as future scientists. Our faculty members have research interests that span all of the typical sub-disciplines of chemistry: analytical, bio-, environmental, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. When you join this program, we actively pursue internships and external undergraduate research opportunities that best fit your personal and professional goals.
We have active, engaging chapters within the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS), the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), and the Phi Lambda Upsilon (PLU) chemistry and biochemistry honors society. The collaboration and relationships built in these chapters help make pursuing your degree exciting and beneficial.
Undergraduate research is required in several degree tracks within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Research projects are designed to train you in the techniques necessary to be competitive in the job market and graduate or professional schools. These projects can lead to publications and presentations which are highly valued by employers, graduate schools, and professional schools.
Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.Biochemistry Degree Pathway
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Faculty Expertise – Our faculty members have extensive scientific research experience 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 enter 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.
Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.Double Owl Pathways