Students majoring in Biochemistry can advance up to a Doctors degree research scholarship. On average, 48% percent of men and 52% percent of women make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Biochemistry is most popular in California. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry is $44,700.

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Total Students
8,892
Total Males
4,301
Total Females
4,591

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  • Total Bachelors degree

    8,892

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See where Biochemistry is the most popular major in the U.S.
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Top Colleges for Biochemistry

The top ranked schools for Biochemistry majors include Bowdoin College, Hamilton College and Swarthmore College with 18 students receiving degrees in Biochemistry at Bowdoin College. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Biochemistry Majors

Majoring in Biochemistry, your education can be applied to different careers. Biochemistry majors go on to pursue jobs including Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists and Natural Sciences Managers which are in high demand. Some of the jobs with the highest salary for Biochemistry majors include Natural Sciences Managers, Biochemists and Biophysicists and Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists.

Top Paying Careers for Biochemistry

  1. Natural Sciences Managers   (Median Wage: $123,860)
  2. Biochemists and Biophysicists   (Median Wage: $93,280)
  3. Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists   (Median Wage: $84,810)
  4. Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $82,550)
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