The building blocks of life.

Biochemists and molecular biologists study the chemistry of life. This includes the study of protein structure and function, metabolism, and the mechanics of DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis.

Our program emphasizes genomics and bioinformatics as methods that teach you how to perform research, as you are encouraged to design and carry out you own experiments.

Your Professors

Your Future

Career Opportunities

Careers in biochemistry and molecular biology are available in government and private companies and include positions in a variety of research industries. The growing areas of genetics and biotechnology provide many career opportunities with companies such as Amgen and Baxter Biotech, both international biotechnology companies that are located near the University.

Likewise, many biochemistry majors from CLU are accepted into medical, dental, pharmaceutical and graduate schools throughout the United States.

Graduate Schools

  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Colorado University
  • Concordia University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Tennessee


  • 3M
  • Amgen
  • BioSource International
  • Hirauo Optometric
  • UCLA Research Lab
  • Invitrogen

Job Titles

  • Quality Control Chemist
  • BioTech Manufacturing Associate
  • Research Associate
  • EMT
  • Research Associate
  • Associate Scientist
  • Science Teacher
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