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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science

Major and Minor


Student measuring out the right amount of chemical while performing an experiment in the lab.

Why This Program? 

Understand the chemical processes within living organisms.

Biochemistry is the study of how life works on a molecular level. This program is designed to ensure that you spend more time with your eyes glued to a microscope or a flask than you will with your nose buried in a textbook. 

  • Practical Hands-On Experience: Going beyond more than just concepts and theories, we believe in the the power of experiential learning. With that, we have created a practical program that will provide every student countless hands-on lab experiences. 
  • Unparalleled Resources: A biochemistry degree from Briar Cliff is a great foundation for anyone looking to pursue a career in medical studies. Our facilities include one of the region's only educational cadaver labs, new chemistry labs with state-of-the-art equipment and a revamped molecular biology workshop with equipment unparalleled by an institution our size. 
  • Outcome-focused: Our program faculty are accomplished researchers, some conducting studies right here on our campus. The program is designed to give you a variety of experiences at the intersection of biology and chemistry to help set you apart, as you look to apply to graduate schools or begin to pursue a professional career.