The Biochemistry program at Norwich is small but mighty. You will get the full attention of our exceptional faculty from day one, start using research-grade instrumentation in your first year, and have a chance to get involved in a research project by the time you are junior.
Biochemistry studies the molecules that make up life. Proteins and enzymes, RNA and DNA—it is a science that explains the mechanics of cellular machinery. These insights are applied via gene therapy, biologics, bioprosthetics, bioinformatics, and other avenues to improve lives.
Biochemistry majors at Norwich are perfectly positioned to launch careers in the biotech or health care industries or to prepare for medical school. Exploring how biology performs complex chemical reactions, biochemistry helps us understand life itself. It is a fast-growing, cutting-edge science with many practical applications today.
A Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry from Norwich will provide you with a solid background in chemistry, biology, physics, and math. You will learn to develop new ideas, problem-solve, conduct research, and analyze and evaluate data. Upon graduation, you can immediately launch your career in many industries, such as pharmaceuticals, biotech, healthcare, or other allied fields.
If you are thinking about medical or dental school, the Biochemistry program at Norwich covers all the recommended classes. And you will still have free electives left in the curriculum to explore your other interests.
Biochemistry includes the sciences of molecular biology, immunochemistry, neurochemistry, and bioinorganic, bioorganic and biophysical chemistry. Biochemistry is applied to medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, food science, agriculture, toxicology and techniques to study the diagnosis and therapy of disease and the assessment of health.
Students who seek bachelor’s degrees in chemistry or biochemistry embark on a thorough, hands-on, laboratory-oriented program at Norwich University.
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry provides a variety of opportunities for undergraduate research. In addition to required senior laboratory courses, students collaborate with faculty on independent, externally funded projects. They enjoy small class sizes and dedicated faculty members who go out of their way to ensure students get the individual attention and support they need to succeed.
Our graduates are highly desired by industry and government employers for their laboratory skills. They are well prepared to embark on careers in industry, government, education and the military, or for graduate education in chemistry, biochemistry, medicine or law.
Ethan Guth, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
A recent rise in multi-drug resistant bacteria exposed a need for new antibiotics. Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ethan Guth has been looking at GatCAB, an enzyme that is only found in bacteria. Understanding of this enzyme’s function could lead to the development of new type of antibiotics that work to disrupt biochemical "machinery" in bacteria, rather than simply destroy them.
To view Biochemistry course offerings and a curriculum map for majors, see the Norwich University academic course catalog: