Through a combination of chemistry and biology coursework, you’ll be prepared for today’s dynamic biochemistry and biotechnology fields. The biochemistry degree at Carson-Newman is foundational for laboratory research careers, and the program includes most of the pre-requisites for graduate school in health professions. Along the way, you’ll be mentored by expert faculty.
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Service-learning experiences, research projects and hands-on practice with instrumentation will enhance your studies, and you’ll gain experience and knowledge in both chemistry and biology labs.
When I graduated from C-N, I already had a competitive CV, the ability to communicate with experts in my field and confidence that I will excel in the next steps of my career.Justin Powell, 2017 / Graduate Student / UT-Knoxville pursuing a PhD in Chemistry
You'll be Ready
The C-N science facilities are designed for hands-on learning in every aspect. Classrooms are equipped with full multimedia capability to utilize current instructional technologies. Ten laboratories accommodate the distinct applications of different courses. And we even maintain a cadaver lab for human anatomy courses.
Advanced labs are equipped with research-level instruments such as:
- Bright-field, phase-contrast and fluorescence microscopes, plus inverted microscopes and a laser capture microdissection scope.
- Centrifuges in most possible configurations including floor-standing preparative and ultracentrifuges.
- PCR units, a BiaCore Biosensor and flow cytometers.
- A range of spectrophotometers, including FT-IR, FT-NMR, UV-VIS, ICP-OES, Flame-AES, and MS.
- Specially configured chromatography systems.
• Physician assistant
• Pharmaceutical sales representative
• Laboratory technician
• Research scientist
• Quality control manager
• High school chemisty teacher (with teacher licensure)