MajorChemistry - Biochemistry

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in chemistry—biochemistry option—from Wichita State combines its quality curriculum with top-notch facilities for student-faculty research. You'll learn from professors who are active in their fields. And you'll develop the knowledge and skills needed for success in graduate school and for a wide variety of chemistry-related careers.

Learn how the chemistry - biochemistry is the right fit for you.

Student measuring in the lab.

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 to 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.


This program provides in-depth study of chemistry—in addition to building your background in biology, math and physics—and is ideal if you're interested in pursuing an advanced degree in chemistry or biochemistry. Once you complete this program, you'll also receive the American Chemical Society certification.


A biochemistry degree from Wichita State can open doors to high-demand, high-paying jobs in many fields—from research and teaching to consulting and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

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