Biochemistry, M.S. (Online)

An integrated program combining coursework in the fields of biology and chemistry in an online format

Throughout the nation, biochemistry is becoming an increasingly popular and effective field of study, serving as a springboard for graduate school and for careers in a variety of industries.

As a graduate of one of the top biochemistry graduate school programs, you will have employment opportunities in Biology and Chemistry, as well as in jobs requiring an integrated program. You will also be prepared for professional training in medicine, pharmacy, and allied health programs. This program is perfect for members of the armed services stationed throughout the world. Our flexible format will meet their terms and locations of service.

The online Master’s Degree in Biochemistry at the University of Saint Joseph caters to working professionals. Because of this, the expected course load each semester is two courses. If you wish to enroll in more than two courses in a given semester, please contact the Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Program Director, Dr. Sarah Zingales, to discuss workload considerations.

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Program Outcomes

The student will:

  • Recognize the interconnections between Biology and Chemistry
  • Relate medical diagnoses and treatment at the molecular level
  • Interpret the relationship between the physical properties of the reactants and products, and the reactivity of biological reactions
  • Analyze biological systems using advanced chemical concepts
  • Examine equilibrium reactions and their biological use in metabolism
  • Formulate the major intersections between the fields of Genetics and Biochemistry
  • Evaluate the research literature in Biochemistry
  • Assess the contributions various sub-disciplines of Biology have made to Biochemistry

Career Opportunities: chemist, biomedical, data scientist, forensic scientist, tech sales and marketing, food tech, pharmacist, surgeon, veterinarian, and more.


The Online Master’s degree in Biochemistry offers flexible options with all courses offered online and focused prep for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) certification exam.


Sarah Zingales, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Programs, Department of Chemistry
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Phone: 860.231.5727
[email protected]

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