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Biochemistry (Health Professions), BS


The Biochemistry (Health Professions) major prepares students for careers outside chemistry — particularly in the health sciences. The program covers all the coursework required for admission to most health-related postgraduate schools, including:

  • medicine
  • dentistry
  • optometry
  • osteopathic medicine
  • pharmacy
  • biotechnology

Delaware State University provides undergraduates with wide latitude to pursue independent research. Students enjoy the opportunity to design their own studies, analyze results, and present their findings — while gaining valuable preparation for graduate school or the work force.


Students who graduate with a Biochemistry (Health Professions) degree are equipped for a wide range of careers. Their laboratory, research, and analytical skills are sought after by employers within a number of rapidly growing industries. These employers include:

  • pharmacies
  • drug manufacturers
  • hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices
  • energy firms
  • environmental companies
  • law enforcement laboratories


Members of the Delaware State chemistry faculty are highly committed to undergraduate education. The department boasts an intimate learning environment in which instructors provide individual attention to each student, acting as mentors and advisors as well as classroom educators. They help students discover their academic strengths and establish solid foundations for graduate school and career development.


The Delaware State chemistry department highly encourages undergraduates to engage in research experiences. The university hosts nine chemistry research labs and three multipurpose labs, all equipped with high-end instrumentation and advanced computer technology. Undergraduates often play significant roles in the research process. The research foci in the Department of Chemistry encompasses materials chemistry, renewable energy, natural product chemistry, biomedicine, environmental chemistry, and pharmaceuticals.

The department maintains a highly active student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The chapter provides opportunities for students to present research findings, interact with professional chemists and researchers, take field trips to chemistry-related companies, and more

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