Chemistry & Biochemistry
Students who seek bachelor’s degrees in chemistry or biochemistry embark on a thorough, hands-on, laboratory-oriented program at Norwich University.
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry provides a variety of opportunities for undergraduate research. In addition to required senior laboratory courses, students collaborate with faculty on independent, externally funded projects. They enjoy small class sizes and dedicated faculty members who go out of their way to ensure students get the individual attention and support they need to succeed.
Our graduates are highly desired by industry and government employers for their laboratory skills. They are well prepared to embark on careers in industry, government, education and the military, or for graduate education in chemistry, biochemistry, medicine or law.
Biochemistry includes the sciences of molecular biology, immunochemistry, neurochemistry, and bioinorganic, bioorganic and biophysical chemistry.
Biochemistry is applied to medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, food science, agriculture, toxicology and techniques to study the diagnosis and therapy of disease and the assessment of health.
Chemistry is the study of composition, properties and transformation of matter. Students explore chemical characteristics and behavior, stressing atomic structure, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium and kinetics, and descriptive chemistry of important elements.
Chemistry graduates are ready to enroll in graduate school or pursue careers in medicine, teaching, chemical engineering, geochemistry, agriculture, industry and a multitude of other possibilities.