Why Study Biochemistry at Le Moyne?


Living organisms are home to trillions of cells – all naked to the human eye. Yet they perform an astonishing number of functions, including giving shape to the human body and taking in nutrients from food. Biochemistry focuses on processes taking place at a molecular level. As a biochemistry major, you will gain a better understanding of chemical knowledge and techniques in order to solve biological problems. You’ll work with professors who are outstanding teachers, published researchers and caring mentors, and will have the opportunity to conduct original research under their guidance. Following graduation, you’ll find a wide array of paths available to you, including pursuing graduate study in a health-related field such as medicine and dentistry or employment in areas such as pharmacology or environmental testing.


Program Highlights

Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary program that provides training in both chemistry and biology.  You can  focus on one discipline or the other by choosing relevant elective courses.  You’ll work with professors who are outstanding teachers, published scholars, and caring mentors, and will have the opportunity to conduct original research under their guidance. Students studying biochemistry will have the chance to:

  • gain first-hand experience with research-grade instruments
  • use a variety of conceptual models to analyze data
  • construct or critique the design of experiments in biochemistry or molecular biology
  • develop quantitative reasoning skills
  • report scientific and technical information clearly and critically

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A major in biochemistry can prepare students for advanced studies in biochemistry, biology or chemistry; for advanced studies in the health professions; for employment in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries; or for careers in public health policy or patent or environmental law.

Degree Options

B.S. in Biochemistry

Distinctive courses:
 Advanced Molecular Biology, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Toxicology, Biology of Cancer, Developmental Biology

Learn more in our Academic Catalog

Get in Touch

Contact the Department Chair:

Dr. Anna Y. O'Brien


(315) 445-4674


Contact the Department:

Coyne Science Center 230
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4349