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Bachelor's in Biochemistry

Are you ready to pursue a career in the exciting, cutting-edge field of biochemistry? Whether you want to start working in the field right away or prepare for graduate studies, this BS in biochemistry can help you achieve your goals. With Indiana Wesleyan University, you can attain the knowledge and skills to work in several chemistry and life science-based careers, while applying biblical principles to your professional trajectory. Indiana Wesleyan's Biochemistry program is one of two CCCU schools in Indiana with ACS certification and one of 12 overall! Discover how you can create a clear pathway toward the career you want in a faith-based learning environment.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Biochemistry at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your BS in biochemistry at IWU. This accredited degree program is taught by faculty with a wide span of experience in this dynamic field. We also provide all our students with a full system of support from tutoring to tech support. In this campus-based program, you will benefit from advisors who can help you plan for success beyond graduation. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth while preparing for a career in biochemistry.

What Will I Learn in this BS Biochemistry Program?

This BS in Biochemistry program is designed to help students prepare for graduate-level degree programs or entry-level roles in science-based settings. Students participate in a balance of research-based coursework and knowledge-based curriculum. Active research projects involve several critical and interesting areas, including forensic chemistry, fiber optics, and advances in antimalarial drugs. Course topics cover a broad range of essential topics, including chemistry, applied physics, cellular biology, and others.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Coursework for this biochemistry degree program covers how to:

  • Synthesize attained knowledge in chemistry and the life sciences with biblical worldviews
  • Prepare for research-based roles in areas that fuel your interest in this exciting field
  • Develop critical thinking and communication skills to engage with diverse audiences on topics in biochemistry

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Entrance into graduate school to earn your master’s or PhD in a related field.
  • Entrance into professional schools, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and others.
  • Entry-level careers in biomedical professions.

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  1. Completion of at least 124 semester hours (some majors may have additional hours to meet the requirement).
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  3. Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a major GPA of 2.25 or higher or as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  4. Completion of general education requirements. If a student chooses to have multiple majors, the degree designation is based upon the first major.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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