Biochemistry Program

After Union

Biochemistry career paths

The analytical skills developed by our majors contribute to their success in diverse professional careers. Union biochemistry majors have pursued graduate work in fields related to biochemistry and molecular biology and in allied health professions such as medicine and dentistry. Program alumni have been recognized with awards from international organizations such as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as well as others.

After graduation

  • 27% to graduate school in biochemistry, biology or chemistry
  • 20% to medical, dental or veterinary school
  • 14% to graduate programs in other fields (law, business, education, etc.)
  • 16% to work in the field of biochemistry
  • 10% to work in another field

Partial list of graduate/medical schools

Graduate schools in biochemistry, biology and chemistry

University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester, University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Georgetown University, University of Miami, UCLA, Michigan State University, Purdue University

Medical/veterinary/dental schools

University of North Carolina Veterinary College, University of New England, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, SUNY Stony Brook Dental, NY Medical College, Weill-Cornell Medical College

Other graduate programs

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Computer Science), University of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, UC Santa Cruz and Clemson University (Environmental Toxicology), Arcadia University (Forensics)


Centers for Disease Control, Berg Diagnostics, US Army Criminal Investigation Lab, High School Teachers, SMBC Capital Markets, Lab Technician at Emory University


American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) advice on Careers