Biochemistry

An array of concentrations or degree specializations are available in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology. From forensic sciences to pre-professional programs such as medicine, dental, veterinary, business and pharmacy to bioinformatics concentrations, the core curriculum is well-grounded in the life sciences and is designed to offer a comprehensive education toward a degree that can be leveraged into a variety of careers in medicine, biotechnology, agriculture and research.

Bioinformatics

Prepares students to apply computational and database skills to molecular biological problems.

Career Opportunities:
  • Bioinformatics scientist — median annual salary of $79,590
  • Microbiologist — median annual salary of $67,550
  • Software engineer — median annual salary of $100,690
  • AI specialist — median annual salary of $146,090
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Entomology

Prepares students to identify and prevent the damage and disease caused by insect to crops, livestock, and humans.

Career Opportunities:
  • Agricultural consultant - median annual salary of $58,140
  • Beekeeper - median annual salary of $44,750
  • Forensic entomologist - median annual salary of $64,100
  • Pest control specialist - median annual salary of $36,610
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Forensic Science

Prepares students to work in criminology or forensics using molecular sciences.

Career Opportunities:
  • Crime laboratory analyst — median annual salary of $58,230
  • Forensic anthropologist — median annual salary of $62,280
  • Forensic engineer — median annual salary of $95,000
  • Medical examiner — median annual salary of $72,420
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Plant Pathology

Prepares students to detect plant disease and prescribe remedies in plant production.

Career Opportunities:
  • Agricultural consultant — median annual salary of $58,240
  • FDA regulatory agent — median annual salary of $106,140
  • Researcher — median annual salary of $63,950
  • Seed and plant production agent — median annual salary of $66,700
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Pre-Dental

Prepares students for the Dental Admissions Test and dental school.

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Pre-MBA

Prepares students for an advanced business degree.

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Pre-Medicine

Prepares students for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and medical school.

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Pre-Optometry

Prepares students for the Optometry Admissions Test and optometry school.

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Pre-Pharmacy

Prepares students for the Pharmacy College Admissions Test and pharmacy school.

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Pre-Veterinary Medicine

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Science

Prepares students to pursue graduate research after completion of their undergraduate degree.

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