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What Can You Do with a Biochemistry Degree?

Biochemistry at Keuka is an interdisciplinary program in the sciences designed for students whose academic interests lie both in the areas of biology and chemistry. The program provides pre-professional preparation for careers in medicine, dentistry, medical technology, pharmacology, biochemistry, physical therapy, physiology, public health, and technical research in a variety of agricultural, genetic, and biomedical settings.

Learn more about majoring in Biochemistry at Keuka College.

Biochemistry Internships & Field Periods

Students working toward a biochemistry degree at Keuka College must complete a 140-hour internship each year—we call this Field Period.

Here's where some of our biochemistry students have recently done their Field Periods. All of these organizations have indicated they'd be interested in hosting Keuka students in the future.

Corning Inc.
Corning, N.Y.
Crystal City Apothecary
Corning, N.Y.
Dr. Susan J. Schliff and Associates
Rochester, N.Y.
Ferro Electronic Materials
Penn Yan, N.Y.
SUNY ESF
Liverpool, N.Y.
Town of Union Parks and Recreation
Endwell, N.Y.
White Springs Winery
Geneva, N.Y.
Yates County Office of Emergency Management
Penn Yan, N.Y.

Biochemistry Major Skills

What type of skills do Biochemistry majors need to be successful? Here's a sampling.

  • Analytical & quantitative skills
  • Biology theory & practical knowledge
  • Independent worker
  • Information handling & organization
  • Innovative talents
  • Numerical computation
  • Operate scientific equipment
  • Oral & written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Statistical awareness
  • Teamwork
  • Technical skills

What Can I Do with a Biochemistry Degree?

With a Biochemistry degree, you can find a career in the following:

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Biochemist
  • Biostatistician
  • Consumer Product Research
  • Crime Lab Analysts
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Horticulturist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Medical Technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Park Naturalist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Public Health Officer
  • Researcher
  • Science Librarian
  • Scientific Information Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Zoo Keeper/ Curator

Average Annual Salary

$68,950 (Occupational Outlook Handbook, May 2004)