About the Program

Why This Major Is Relevant

The healthcare and prescription drug industries in the United States are in the midst of historic growth. In 2016, the U.S. spent $3.3 trillion on health care, or 17.9% of the gross domestic product, and global spending on prescription drugs topped $600 billion per year. China and other emerging markets are expected to increase this demand over the next decade. Job opportunities abound in this market for qualified professionals who are interested in medicine and pharmacology. APU’s biochemistry major uniquely equips graduates to take advantage of this trend in one of the fastest-growing areas of the economy.

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Gain In-depth Learning Experiences

Biochemistry majors are regularly accepted into medical schools and research graduate schools nationwide. The opportunity to do research alongside faculty-mentors provides students experience with the scientific research process firsthand, as they design and implement their project and present their findings at conferences on and off campus. This experience ensures that biochemistry students graduate with tangible evidence of their research skills on their resumes, which is critical for acceptance into medical schools, graduate schools, and professional research positions.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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