The degree in biochemistry requires the same core studies as the BS in Chemistry degree, including fundamental chemistry, biology, physics and math courses, as well as courses in biology and upper division work in biochemistry, advanced biochemistry and advanced biochemistry laboratory work. Students will pursue research with department faculty members. Biochemistry majors often have a desire to continue their study to obtain an advanced degree, such as a PhD, MD, or DDS.
The study of chemistry is both challenging and rewarding. At its essence, chemistry is a central science offering a wide range of career options. In the Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences on Pace University’s Pleasantville campus, professors are actively involved in research in the areas of nanotechnology, environmental science, and physical chemistry. Through prudent selection of elective courses, in consultation with faculty advisors, chemistry majors may choose a specialization in a pre-professional course of study, such as pre-med. The Dyson Hall of Science, a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary science research and education facility in the Pleasantville campus, was recently renovated to include the creation of more integrated research and teaching spaces, and updated experimentation equipment.
We are committed to Pace’s tradition of excellent teaching, scholarly growth and service, while providing a nurturing environment for our students. Pace University’s motto of Opportunitas is central to our teaching philosophy. We apply this principle to prepare our students to possess the critical and analytical thinking skills, the creative minds, scientific and instrumentation competency, and the specialized abilities to perform proficiently and confidently in the world of science. We not only want to ensure students learn what they need to be successful scientists and citizens of today’s world, but also to instill in them the ability to continuously learn and evolve as professionals, so that they may continue to grow with the ever-expanding knowledge of the 21st century.