Your Future in Biochemistry

If you are looking for a challenging major that provides excellent employment opportunities as well as superb preparation for further study in graduate school or professional schools – including medical, dental and pharmacy schools, Charleston Southern’s biochemistry major is for you. In addition to gaining a fundamental understanding of biological processes, you will have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty members.

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

David Perry

David Perry

Chair of the Chemistry Department


Students in this major are typically preparing for admission to professional schools or employment in the biomedical industry.

As a Biochemistry major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Physics

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Admission to Graduate or Professional Schools (including medical, dental, and pharmacy)
  • Biotech Industry
  • Chemical Industry


College of Science and Mathematics

Charleston Southern’s College of Science and Mathematics ensures through its curricula and course offerings that students in all majors demonstrate an understanding of the continuing role of science and mathematics in human progress. In addition, it provides majors in science and science related fields with the necessary skills for successful careers in their chosen major or for further study in graduate school or professional programs.

explore our facilities

Science building

The building houses chemistry, biology and research labs, faculty offices and classrooms. A greenhouse is located adjacent to the science building. The greenhouse contains more than 50 different varieties of orchids: both hybrids and species. There is also a bog garden with more than 30 different species of carnivorous plants.

The biochemistry degree program at CSU fully equipped and prepared me for a future career in medicine. The faculty is very qualified and experienced in providing relevant material to the biochemistry degree while helping students develop a base of knowledge that is vital for success in future academic programs. As a current medical school student, the biochemistry program at CSU provided me with the necessary knowledge, laboratory skills, and ample learning opportunities to succeed in my program and ultimately my career.

Zachary Kegley / biochemistry, ’18Medical student, Virginia Tech School of Medicine

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