Bachelor of Science | College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Launch your career in biomedical research, medicinal chemistry or medicine.

Put your skills under a microscope. Are you the type of person who is inquisitive, methodical and analytical? Can you imagine yourself developing more effective medicines, or discovering new strands of genetic material? How about researching the causes of certain diseases? Start with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.

At Edinboro, you will follow a rigorous curriculum founded on evidence-based science. You’ll thrive in small-size lectures and labs taught by faculty, not graduate assistants. As you work alongside them and participate in their research, they will become your mentors. They will also train you in the use of modern instrumentation for the analysis and production of biomolecules and prepare you for valuable internships that will enhance your skills and build your resume.

When you graduate, you will be well-prepared for graduate or professional school or work in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in basic research, product development, large-scale production or sales.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Learn to operate state-of-the-art scientific instruments.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says biochemists and biophysicists will be in high demand for developing biological products and processes that improve people’s lives. It predicts employment in this field will grow 11% from now until 2026.

Why choose Edinboro?

As a Biochemistry major, you’ll learn by doing, by asking and answering questions, conducting research and growing as a scientist. The work will be demanding, but rewarding. As a Biochemistry major you will:

Take required courses that expose you to all areas of biomedical research.

Receive individualized instruction in how to operate state-of-the-art instrumentation, including a 400 MHz FT-NMR and a GC-mass spectrometer.

Participate in more than 600 hours of laboratory work.

Unique internship opportunities.

Many of our students have exceptional summer internship experiences through the National Science Foundation. These programs are held at prestigious research universities including:

Auburn University

Case Western Reserve University

Cornell University

North Carolina State University

University of Cincinnati

University of Iowa

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

Prepare for a rewarding career.


Dr. Janet Rogers, Department Chair
Phone: 814.732.1539

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000