Indiana University Northwest will offer two new biochemistry degrees. Department of Chemistry/Physics and Astronomy Chair Nelson De Leon says the degrees are a "natural fit" for students pursuing a pre-health professional academic track.
The bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees will first be available in the spring. De Leon says "we expect that many students will major in biochemistry for the purpose of either joining the workforce or seeking a higher degree in the field. The Bureau of Labor statistics indicate that students earning a biochemistry degree have excellent opportunities to find good-paying jobs in the field. This is a national and not just Indiana statistic."
The school cited the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which says biochemists and biophysicists command a median salary of more than $82,000, employment in the field is also growing.
You can connect to more about the degrees by clicking here. The IU Northwest campus in Gary has more than 6,000 students.