Department of
Chemistry and Biochemistry

McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368


This degree program will give you the foundational knowledge and laboratory skills you’ll need to thrive in a wide range of healthcare, scientific, academic and business fields.

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What Sets Us Apart

Our small class sizes allow for personal interaction with professors. The accomplished faculty integrate lecture, laboratory and field work into their curriculum, and undergraduates can participate in faculty research and work-study programs. McMurry has ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS with Hardin-Simmons University, Parker University, Texas Chiropractic College, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy and UT Health Science Center at San Antonio sthat affords a seamless transition into graduate programs and profession schools of pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy and chiropractic.

What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

A bachelor’s degree in biochemistry explores life at the molecular and chemical levels. It can lead to various types of careers, including healthcare, sciences, education, law, government and business, and McMurry’s articulation agreements put you on a direct track to earning an advanced degree.

Minor in Biochemistry

The biochemistry minor adds a scientific dimension to a bachelor’s degree in business, biology, kinesiology and interdisciplinary studies, complementing careers in healthcare, law, policy industry and more.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science in chemistry is primarily a laboratory-based discipline. Choose the Bachelor of Science in chemistry if you’re interested in careers such as industrial process chemistry, pollution control and remediation, laboratory work, or commercial or governmental research. Your degree will also prepare you to continue your studies in a graduate or professional program.

Minor in Chemistry

A minor in chemistry offers a fundamental understanding of the science of chemistry in theory and practice. Pair it with your major for careers as a biochemist, veterinary technician, food scientist, technical writer, wildlife biologist, nurse, laboratory manager, lab technologist, teacher and more.

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in chemistry offers a broader view of chemistry with a foundation in the math and science of matter. With a minor of your choosing, you can focus your studies on vocations such as healthcare administration, industrial sales, patent law, science journalism, policy advising or teaching.


Your biochemistry degree could lead to jobs as diverse as environmental scientist, biochemist, agricultural scientist, biomedical engineer, food researcher, laboratory technician, toxicologist, forensic scientist, pharmacologist, physician, nurse, veterinarian, biotech or pharmaceutical sales representative, journalist, and teacher or professor.

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