Major3YRBachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
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With our Biochemistry major, you can adjust the flexible curriculum to meet your needs and interests. Beyond core courses in chemistry and biochemistry, additional electives will allow you to pursue the areas of this interdisciplinary science that excite you the most. A broad range of research opportunities are available to you in the chemistry and biochemistry department, as well as other allied departments on campus. These curricular experiences will make you competitive for internships with local biotech companies where you can apply your knowledge to real-world applications.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • CH 160 – Modern Issues in Biochemistry
  • CH 321 – Analytical Chemistry 1
  • CH 361 – Introduction to Biochemistry
  • CH 362 – Biochemistry I
  • CH 363 – Biochemistry Lab I
  • CH 462 – Biochemistry 2
  • CH 464 – Experiential Learning in Macromolecular Structure

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Three-Year Program

The Biochemistry major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

The Butler Advantage

Our Biochemistry program is set apart because:

All classes, including laboratory courses, are taught by PhD scientists.

Our classes are relatively small and supported by faculty who meet with students outside of scheduled class time.

Our program places great emphasis on undergraduate research, ALL our research students are undergraduate students.

Our new facility is top-notch and well equipped with modern scientific instrumentation

Our department offers short-term, interdisciplinary, study-abroad courses with a scientific focus so that all our students have a better understanding of the complex world they are entering.


Throughout my time at Butler, I participated in various research conferences.

“In the Biochemistry lab, I study serine hydrolase enzymes that are involved in tuberculosis infections. Throughout my research project, I have focused on identifying which specific enzymes are responsible for tuberculosis infections so that they can be targeted in future treatment methods for this infection.”

Allie Goss ’24

Sciences Complex

Butler’s new Sciences Complex includes high-tech classrooms that promote learning by doing, labs that mimic the set-up at top research companies, and work spaces encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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