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B.S. in Biochemistry, Pre-Pharmacy

This Biochemistry – Pre-Pharmacy concentration from Colorado State University augments the ASBMB Concentration with additional coursework in physiology, microbiology, immunology, economics and public speaking.

Quick Facts

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

This Biochemistry – Pre-Pharmacy concentration from Colorado State University fulfills the prerequisite courses for admission to most pharmacy schools. It is also an appropriate concentration for a career as a medical technician.

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

  • Modern Organic Chemistry
  • Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Public Speaking
  • Principles of Human Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Physiology