What is Biochemistry?

Biochemistry is an advanced, interdisciplinary field that encompasses the biological sciences, physics, and chemistry. Specifically, Biochemistry deals with the chemical composition of living matter and the molecular nature of the processes of living systems. As a Biochemistry student, you’ll develop a higher level of understanding of core chemical and physical principles and place these in a modern research context. Your coursework will also consist of molecular and cellular biology and chemistry courses. Our technical curriculum might be the right fit for you if you’re interested in a career in biochemistry laboratory research or have advanced degree aspirations. 

Career Options

  • Biotechnology
  • Fine chemicals research
  • Food processing
  • Government research
  • Higher education
  • Industrial research
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medicine

Post-Graduation Success1

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Sample employer destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, AbbVie, OSIsoft

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

28 - 33 ACT Score

1290 - 1450 SAT Score

3.50 - 3.89 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,040
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $36,394


  • Tuition: $34,182
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $53,876


  • Tuition: $36,556
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $56,250