BS IN CHEMISTRY, BIOCHEMISTRY OPTION
Chemistry with a Biochemistry concentration provides rigorous training with preparation for graduate study in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.
Each year, about 20% of Villanova’s Chemistry graduates pursue postgraduate degrees in medical, dental or veterinary school, which require the following prerequisites for admission:
- A Bachelor's degree in any area of specialization
- One year of general biology
- Two years of chemistry (general and organic chemistry)
- One year of physics
- One year of calculus
A common misconception is that students must have a degree in biology to be considered for medical school admission. Students from all disciplines continue on to study in the allied health sciences. The Biochemistry option of the Chemistry degree is an excellent choice for students considering a career in the allied health fields.
Villanova also offers a BS in Biochemistry.
This program, fully accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS), includes all of the courses and training in the Chemistry program with additional courses and laboratories in Biology and Biochemistry. Students who complete this very rigorous program are well prepared for graduate programs in chemistry or biochemistry. In addition, the Biochemistry concentration provides rigorous training for future studies in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary science.
This degree, fully accredited by the ACS and Molecular Biology, is ideal for students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary degree with extensive study in both Chemistry and Biology.
With training in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, molecular biology and genetics, this degree is also excellent preparation for medical school or graduate work in the health sciences. It also prepares students for graduate study or employment in forensic science or pharmaceutical chemistry.