Biochemistry, the chemistry of living things, is concerned with the basic materials and processes of life itself. Biochemists seek to determine the chemical nature of such fundamental processes as the regulation of gene expression, the hormonal control of metabolism, and photosynthesis. Knowledge of the chemical structures and interactions of biological materials will help us understand life processes and solve basic biological problems.
Trained biochemical scientists are in demand for research and teaching in universities and for research and development work in chemical and pharmaceutical industries, medical laboratories, and state and federal governments. Biochemistry is also an excellent choice for students who want to continue in graduate school or pursue professional degrees including but not limited to medicine, pharmacy or veterinary medicine.