College of Life Sciences


Bachelor of Science


East Falls


On Campus




4 Years

Students gain valuable research experience in the BS in Biochemistry program, where their education culminates in a research project presented at a scientific conference. The curriculum highlights chemical concepts and inquiry-based experiments while emphasizing critical thinking.

Application Process & Deadlines

NOVEMBER 1 - Early Action
MARCH 1 - Regular Decision
JUNE 1 - Transfer Applicants

Application Requirements & Instructions

Program Overview

This active and collaborative program will prepare you for what’s next. You start collecting chemical knowledge and skills through core courses and shadowing faculty and upper-level student researchers.  As a sophomore, you will start helping with authentic, real-world research projects – experience many biochemistry students don’t get until graduate programs. This is possible thanks to the individual attention you get in our small classes and our well-equipped research laboratories.


  • Small classes with one-on-one faculty guidance
  • Intensive, real-world research experience
  • Unique, faculty-designed experiments
  • Experience presenting before scientific community
  • Access to top internships, nationwide
  • Preparation for graduate school or careers in the non-profit, industrial, governmental, or medical realms.

You will engage in real-world learning and research experiences that teach you to think critically, scientifically and innovatively. You will be guided through semester-long research projects, rather than “cookbook” experiments, thoughtfully conceived by faculty members who are experts in the biochemical sciences.

Your evolution as a researcher culminates your senior year, with a year-long exploration into a pressing scientific issue that encapsulates the scientific process – and a final presentation at a scientific conference, where you get valuable feedback from peers and professionals in the scientific community.

In our rigorous program, our faculty will help you become a sought-after candidate for whatever plans you may have. Our alumni work in top-ranked pharmaceutical companies, medical and biotechnical fields, continue education in top graduate programs, and become published and patent-receiving researchers. As a Jefferson biochemistry graduate, any career in the biochemical field is right at your fingertips.


Get hands-on experience, attend small classes, experience flexibility in academic pursuits, have the opportunity to study abroad, and prepare for graduate school or a career.


Engage in advanced research experiences, beginning as early as the sophomore year. Work with our faculty members, present findings at scientific conferences, and potentially get published in scientific journals.