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Studying the foundation of living things, biochemistry jump-starts many careers in areas such as:
Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science
Aquaculture and Agriculture
Research and Analysis
Explore which companies are currently looking for biochemists in South Dakota.
What’s the Difference at DWU?
• Travel and present your research findings with DWU faculty and community members.
• Work with your professor as a teaching assistant.
• Prepare for a career in medicine with pre-health opportunities.
Dakota Wesleyan’s professors are continuously conducting research in our state-of-the-art facilities.
How can you participate?
• Apply to work in the lab, and have access to science equipment as a volunteer, teaching assistant or as a paid research assistant.
• Learn more about biochemistry and medicine. Shadow with the Sanford Medical Center.
• As a biochemistry major, your involvement with the Chemistry Health And Other Sciences (CHAOS) club will lead to service learning projects on campus and in the community.
• Work hand-in-hand with your professors in the lab and the classroom as a teacher's assistant.
• Become comfortable and confident with preparation and disposal of chemicals.
• Offer a helping hand and lead your peers through challenging lessons.
• Enrich your learning experience with additional interactive learning opportunities.
Courses will include hands-on learning experiences and research opportunities.
BIO 120 Principles of Biology I
BIO 122 Principles of Biology II
BIO 315 Genetics
BIO 403 Research in Biochemistry
CHM 164 University Chemistry
CHM 166 University Chemistry Lab
CHM 231 Organic Chemistry
CHM 310 Inorganic Chemistry
CHM 323 Analytical Chemistry
CHM 331 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 332 Organic Chemistry II
CHM 341 Biochemistry I
CHM 342 Biochemistry II
CHM 360 Physical Chemistry
MTH 210 Calculus I
PHS 260 University Physics I
PHS 270 University Physics II
Get to Know Your Professors
“Don’t be afraid to try new things and step out of the instruction booklet. We will help guide your learning experience and ensure you take your future into your own hands.”
- Dr. Bethany Melroe and Dr. Paula Mazzer
Bethany Melroe Lehrman, Ph.D.
Paula Mazzer, Ph.D.
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You will have many career paths with a degree in biochemistry. Strength your future with a concentration in Forensic Science.
Concentration in Forensic Science
A concentration in forensic science is designed to prepare you for entry-level forensic analyses, laboratory work or advanced degree work in areas such as chemistry, biochemistry, forensics, molecular or cell biology, or related technology fields. You will be encouraged to seek internship opportunities to accompany the coursework.
Take classes like:
• Introduction to Criminal Justice
• Criminal Law
• Criminal Investigation
• Business and Technical Writing
• Scholarly Research and Writing
• Statistical Methods