Biochemistry, by textbook definition, is an effort to understand biology through the context of chemistry. Biochemistry lectures at Wartburg College topically include macromolecules, enzymes, and human metabolism. Techniques taught in biochemistry laboratory are utilized in many fields, including microbiology, forensics, neurobiology, and cancer research.
Through a dynamic curriculum that includes flexibility of course choice to match your interests and a research component anchored by a state-of-the-art science facility, a Wartburg biochemistry degree will uniquely prepare you for a career in health, research, biotechnology, or education.

The Wartburg biochemistry program has grown steadily since its inception fifteen years ago, with over fifty students having graduated with degrees in biochemistry within the last seven years. Half of these recent graduates were accepted into medical school within a year of graduation (93 percent acceptance rate), while others joined the biotech industry or matriculated into professional programs of their choosing, such as Ph.D., dental, and pharmacy. Click to see where our graduates are after graduation.