Dive deeper into life science by combining biological science and chemistry in this program focused on practical laboratory skills and student research.
This rigorous program is a top choice for many pre-health students as well as those with an interest in how life functions at a molecular and cellular level. It will prepare you for a career in medical or health sciences as well as future graduate studies or research at the intersection of physical and life sciences.
Conduct research as early as your freshman year, making time to publish your findings.
Gain skills with research methods using modern equipment in our state-of-the-art laboratories.
Prepare for graduate or professional school, following more than 75% of USC biochemistry majors.
Partnerships with leading companies give you access to internships, equipment and job opportunities.
What You’ll Study
Some of the most popular courses in this program include Metabolic Biochemistry of Human Disease, Immunobiology and many of the special topics courses offered in both biology and chemistry. Our program also features built-in medical school requirements and flexible options to adjust for changes in majors.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Conducting experiments and analyzing data to gain new knowledge and insights in a scientific field
Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner
Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Medical/Pharmaceutical Researcher
- Patent Lawyer
- FDA Policy Maker/Researcher
- Agricultural Researcher
- Fermentation Scientist
- Cosmetics Developer
Job Titles of Alumni
- Research Assistant
- Research Associate
- Medical Assistant
- Analytical Chemist
- Laboratory Technician
Employers of Alumni
- Nephron Pharmaceuticals
- Thermo Fisher Scientific
- University of South Carolina
- Baxter International Inc.
- Greenville Health System
- Medical University of South Carolina