For the past 30 years, the linkage of biochemistry with molecular biology has brought revolutionary advances in our understanding of the living world, the human organism, disease etiology, and medicine.

Biochemistry is the study of reactions that underpin the living system. These include the vital metabolic reactions that provide cells with energy to perform myriad activities and functions, and the biosynthetic reactions that enable cells to renew, repair, grow, and divide. Of the 15 graduates biochemistry has averaged each year, typically one-third goes to medical school and one-third to graduate school directly after graduation. The remaining one-third has opted to work in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries, or do research in a university lab before returning to school for higher degree training, or go into allied professions such as patent law, science education, health care consulting, and investment banking.