Suffolk University's chemistry major offers an intensive, laboratory-based curriculum paired with opportunities for independent research on campus funded by the National Science Foundation and NASA. The sciences are housed in Suffolk’s newest building, the Samia Academic Center, featuring dedicated teaching labs and shared research facilities. At Suffolk, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re interested in biochemistry, marine biogeochemistry, or pharmacology and toxicology. Our faculty conduct research in a number of areas including computational chemistry, elucidating reaction mechanisms, environmental science, biochemistry, or analytical chemistry.
Suffolk's biochemistry major positions you well for careers in rapidly developing fields in the life sciences. More than half of recent graduates go on to work as lab technicians and research assistants in academic, biotech/pharma, and hospital labs. Many other alumni go on to health professional schools to become nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, and doctors or to a variety of graduate programs in biochemistry, food science, and pharmacology.