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B.S. in Biochemistry, Health and Medical Sciences

This Biochemistry – Health and Medical Sciences concentration from Colorado State University augments the ASBMB concentration with additional coursework in anatomy and physiology, biochemistry of disease, and either a medical internship or mentored research by requiring an additional 14-15 credits of concentration-specific coursework.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

The Biochemistry – Health and Medical Sciences concentration from Colorado State University is geared toward students interested in a number of health professions including, but not limited to, medicine, veterinary, dentistry, physician assistant and physical therapy.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts of chemistry, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and cellular biology
  • Critically analyze, and present the methods, results, and conclusions of scientific papers in the current biochemical literature, and orally present technical material in a clear and comprehensible form
  • Use a variety of laboratory instruments and techniques, interpret experimental results, and design new experiments
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform original research in biochemistry and molecular biology

Potential Occupations

Possible career opportunities include, but are not limited to: process research technician, production/quality assurance lab technician, biomedical/pharmaceutical researcher or salesperson, molecular biologist, biophysicist, cytologist, toxicologist, crime scene investigator, industrial hygienist, dairy technologist, environmental analyst, hygienist, chemist, wastewater treatment chemist, food and drug inspector, museum technician, teacher, writer, fisheries biologist, research analyst, and medical or clinical lab technologist.

Many biochemistry majors go on to earn higher degrees in graduate school or health care related professional schools, leading to careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, or law.



“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Principles of Human Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Physiology
  • Modern Organic Chemistry
  • Introductory Eukaryotic Cell Biology
  • Introductory Cell Biology Laboratory
  • General Physics
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers