Biochemistry is the study of the basic biological and chemical processes that occur in all living systems. It is an area suited to students who enjoy science and math and who may be considering a career as a research scientist. A biochemistry degree is solid preparation for advanced degree science programs and for careers in medicine, biology, chemistry, or dentistry. In addition to offering a core of course work in biochemistry, this field is interdisciplinary and also involves the study of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science.
At Iowa, discovery is a hands-on job. We don’t just talk about trying to cure cancer or diabetes or blindness. We get in the lab and try new treatments. So whether you’re interested in medicine, biology, nursing, public health, or chemistry, there are countless ways to participate in direct, hands-on research at one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country. At Iowa, you can make a powerful impact on the lives of patients and learn valuable, practical skills at the same time