With a rigorous curriculum that incorporates faculty-led research and laboratory-based courses, the B.S. in Biochemistry program at Philadelphia University prepares students for careers within the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical industries or for advanced study in the sciences. Our program encourages intellectual growth in a supportive environment while emphasizing the understanding of chemical concepts and development of practical skills. Students receive in-depth individual mentoring from faculty throughout their academic careers, thanks to the small size of the program.
From their first year at PhilaU, biochemistry students gain crucial research experience, culminating in a research project that is conducted independently or collaboratively and then presented at a scientific conference. In the laboratory, students learn to apply the scientific method through routine procedures and inquiry-based experiments. Critical thinking – through analysis, collaboration and innovation – figures prominently in our program and upon graduation, our students are ready to contribute to scientific discovery.