Field MajorBiochemistry

As a WSU biochemistry field major, you'll expand your knowledge of biology and chemistry—and put it to use through research and internships—to prepare you for professional careers and graduate school. You'll learn from faculty who are active in their fields. And you'll have access to modern, well-equipped research laboratories.

Learn how biochemistry is the right fit for you.

Student measuring a fluid.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Student researchers turn attention to cancer cells

As a biochemistry student, you have the opportunity to work with faculty who are on the cutting edge of research.

Moriah Beck, assistant professor of chemistry at Wichita State, focuses much of her research on how cancer spreads.

In her lab, which includes nine undergraduate and graduate students, she researches the human protein called palladin, a key regulator of our cells' most abundant protein actin.


The departments of biological sciences and chemistry participate jointly in this program. Core courses provide a strong background in biology, chemistry and mathematics.


Graduates of the biological sciences program are frequently employed as technicians in labs involved in basic biological research or applied research. They work in fields such as the physical, engineering and life sciences, education, pharmaceutical manufacturing and scientific consulting.

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