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What is biochemistry?

Biochemistry is the branch of science that explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. You learn to use recombinant DNA technology and biotechnology, as well as protein and genetic engineering.

Why biochemistry at OSU?

We customize your education to meet your career goals. Students gain a strong foundation in physical and biological sciences that prepares them to succeed for a career in a variety of fields including healthcare, medicine and veterinary sciences. Gain experience and establish relationships in the scientific community through hypothesis-driven undergraduate research, as well as campus organizations such as The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Student Association and the Pre-Health Professionals Club.


Career paths

Biochemistry offers a range of career paths with excellence preparation for sciences or in any industry of the professional health care fields, including medicine and veterinary sciences. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:


$100KIn scholarships to undergrad students

Annually awarded by the OSU Department of Chemistry



The OSU Department of Chemistry annually awards approximately $100,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students in the department. Last year, CAS awarded an additional $900,000 to students within the college.

Become an OK-LSAMP Scholar 

OK-LSAMP is a consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop programs aimed at increasing the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The OK-LSAMP scholarship program provides scholars with increased opportunities and connections, including undergraduate research experiences, graduate school preparation, international experiences, and internships/externships with companies in the STEM fields. 

Study abroad

The College of Arts and Sciences offers students a chance to travel the world and experience new cultures through study abroad opportunities, all while earning college credit. These can include short term faculty-led courses that travel over spring break or a few weeks in the summer, as well as semester or year-long programs coordinated through the OSU Study Abroad office. The college offers scholarships to Arts and Sciences majors, such as the CAS Study Abroad Scholarship or the Bailey Family Memorial Trust award.

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