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About Biochemistry

Do you get completely absorbed in finding out how living organisms harvest energy from their environment? Could you spend hours studying different organic compounds or DNA binding of bacterial proteins?

Biochemistry is derived from the disciplines of chemistry, physics and biology for understanding the processes that operate in cells and organisms and attempts to understand the uniqueness of complex living systems. The knowledge garnered from biochemical research has been applied to solve problems in areas ranging from agriculture to medicine.

More about the Biochemistry Program

Classes you can take:

The Biochemistry program curriculum is composed of multi-interdisciplinary course components including the areas of chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics.

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Career Opportunities

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Biochemists and Biophysicists Varies - Varies
Sales and Related Workers, All Other$23,610 - $96,530
Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers$70,760 - $161,220
Chemical Engineers$77,370 - $182,760
Environmental Engineers$54,280 - $143,240
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects$51,870 - $132,630
Petroleum Engineers$109,100 - Varies
Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians$34,300 - $72,460
Microbiologists$50,850 - $125,100
Biological Scientists, All Other$42,250 - $103,020
Biological Technicians$35,490 - $79,970
Chemical Technicians$33,920 - $88,780
Pharmacy Aides$21,360 - $32,290

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Hands-On Learning

Ramapo has modern laboratories for chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and physics that are utilized in the major. There are opportunities for you to do bench level research with faculty and internship and in-depth experiences occur in nearby industries such as Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Avon Products, Inc., NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Monmouth County Park System and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.

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