Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of life. As a Biochemistry major you will explore the structure and properties of biological molecules and the relationship between their chemical structure and their function in living systems. A degree in biochemistry provides you with crucial hands-on training in the laboratory right from the very first year to prepare you for the professional world.

Career Options in Biochemistry

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Biochemistry degree than others.

  • Agronomist
  • Cytologist
  • Health and Safety Inspector
  • Aquaculturalist
  • Ecologist
  • Inventor
  • Arborist
  • Embryologist
  • Journalist
  • Biochemist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marine Biologist
  • Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Epidemologist
  • Materials Researcher
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Fisheries Advisor
  • Microbiologist
  • Botanist
  • Food and Drug Inspector
  • Pathologist
  • Brewmaster
  • Food Scientist
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Forensics Worker
  • Pharmacist
  • Crime Scene Analyst
  • Geneticist
  • Physician
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Health Policy Planner
  • Policy Advisor

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.