About This Degree
Biochemistry researchers at USU are studying the fundamental structures and functions of a range of biological systems.
Ongoing projects include the elucidation of mechanisms of a number of enzymes and metalloenzymes involved in nitrogen metabolism, utilization and degradation of hydrocarbons, post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation and methylation, and the assembly of macromolecular enzyme systems. Departmental research impacts a diverse range of phenomena including understanding global energy and element cycles, bioremediation, and human health and disease.
Research programs are consistently funded by national agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Career And Outcomes
Chemistry is a versatile degree. While many of USU’s graduate alumni enter the fields of research and academia, the following options are also available to chemistry graduates:
- Environmental law
- Patent law
- Forensic science
- Military systems
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