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Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry as a Foundation for Careers in Medicine and Health Care

Graduates of the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics have been very successful at gaining acceptance into medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, and other schools of the health professions. The curricula for both the BA degree in biochemistry and the BS degree in biochemistry (formally listed as chemistry with biochemistry emphasis) automatically fulfill the requisite coursework for most medical and health professional schools. The BA degree in biochemistry is often the preferred choice because the curriculum, by design, provides opportunity for such advanced coursework as comparative anatomy, immunology, vertebrate physiology, as well as medical or health-related internships.

Students interested in graduate health professions should contact Dr. Elisa Woolridge (, a member of the College's Pre-Health Professions Committee, as soon as possible in their academic career.

Pre-Med and Pre-Health page.