Biochemistry is a bridge between biology and chemistry, focusing on the composition of living things. As a biochem major, you’ll examine topics like how humans get nutrients from food, how diseases evolve, and why plants thrive in certain environments.

Suffolk University's biochemistry major offers an intensive, laboratory-based curriculum paired with unparalleled opportunities for independent research in one of the world’s most scientifically advanced cities. Our faculty will connect you with Boston’s premier labs and medical schools and the internships they offer.

Your professors will also provide crucial advice if you apply for National Science Foundation Fellowships, which allow you to participate in funded summer research projects here and across the country. Suffolk students go on to work in laboratories and hospitals here in Boston and beyond; others pursue graduate degrees in medicine and forensics.

Boston is known for its extraordinary hospitals and laboratories. Scientific pioneers come here from all over the world to work at and receive treatment in these medical facilities, while the city’s laboratories are responsible for breakthroughs in cancer research, HIV/AIDS, and more. Come take full advantage of our strong ties to these innovative organizations—many of which are just steps from campus.

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Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

From analyzing complex compounds to connecting with National Science Foundation fellowships, you'll advance your scientific knowledge in our chemistry and biochemistry programs.

College of Arts & Sciences

The College offers a wide variety of programs, ranging from traditional majors such as Biology and Journalism, to new interdisciplinary programs such as Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Expand your mind and gain hands-on experience.

Student Services & Resources

Suffolk University’s College of Arts & Sciences will help you prepare for your future whether you decide to explore career options or continue your education and professional development.

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Suffolk University offers many ways to expand your education outside the classroom with opportunities on our campus in the heart of Boston, study abroad, & more.