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As a St. Scholastica biochemistry major, you’ll gain a solid bedrock of science skills and knowledge. This foundation will support your future graduate school plans and careers in areas like research or medicine.

You won’t get lost in the shuffle — our science department is small enough to support student-focused research, but large enough to offer high-tech instrumentation and computer labs.

You will benefit from individualized attention from your professors, who will give you the support and assistance you need to succeed. In-depth, hands-on learning experiences will engage your mind and captivate your imagination.

Program graduates have excellent placement rates. Alumni have gone on to work as research and environmental scientists, lab managers and scientific writers.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of scholarships. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

Degree Details

Tuition and Fees

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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.


Lab Fee: $50 per lab course


Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

Research and Internships

Opportunities for student research and teaching abound in the Biochemistry major. These include:

  • Assisting faculty with personal research projects
  • Participating in paid summer research programs
  • Working as a paid teaching assistant or general assistant in the department

Career Outlook

Graduates of the biochemistry program have gone on to work as research and environmental scientists, lab managers, hazardous materials managers and scientific writers. Others have pursued advanced degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe and Spanish.


The Biochemistry (BS) degree is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).