Biochemistry majors are encouraged to explore and engage within and beyond the sciences to develop critical thinking and the ability to access and analyze information and ideas across disciplines. They are expected to apply for undergraduate research programs or internships. HPU students have presented research at the ACS Meeting, SERMACS and the Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium, and participated in the National Science Foundation sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduate Summer Internships.
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Michael Knippenberg
Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry
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Meghan Blackledge
Associate Professor of Chemistry; Director of Natural Sciences Fellows
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Angela Broadnax
Angela Broadnax
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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Keir Fogarty
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Co-Director of Natural Sciences Fellows
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Christopher Fowler
Chris Fowler
Director of Environmental Studies and Associate Professor of Chemistry
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Sarmad Hindo
Instructor of Chemistry
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Holistic Learning

The Department of Chemistry at HPU believes that new knowledge in the chemical sciences is only generated in the laboratory through research. Top programs of undergraduate education in chemistry utilize undergraduate research as the vehicle for the preparation of chemistry majors who not only attend highly competitive graduate and professional programs, but also are sought by these programs. The expectation is that the majority of graduates with this degree will attend graduate school in the chemical sciences or closely-aligned fields.

Course Requirements 2022/2023
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Degree Requirements Credits
Major Requirements 6
University Core Requirements 36-44
Electives 1-25
Total 128
Requirements for B.S. in Biochemistry
Requirements for B.S. in Biochemistry
Course Course Title Credits
CHM 1010 or CHM 1510 General Chemistry I or General Chemistry I, Majors 3
CHM 1011 or CHM 1511 General Chemistry I Laboratory or General Chemistry I Laboratory, Majors 1
CHM 1020 or CHM 1520 General Chemistry II or General Chemistry II, Majors 3
CHM 1021 or CHM 1521 General Chemistry II Laboratory or General Chemistry II Laboratory, Majors 1
CHM 2510 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 2511 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory, Majors 1
CHM 2520 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 2521 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory, Majors 1
CHM/BCH 2990 Research & Writing in Chemistry/ Biochemistry 3
CHM 3030 Quantitative Analysis 4
BCH 3510 Biochemistry I, Majors 3
BCH 3511 Biochemistry Laboratory 1
BCH 3520 Biochemistry II, Majors 3
CHM 4010 Elements of Physical Chemistry 3
CHM 4011 Laboratory in Physical Chemistry 1
CHM 4990 Seminar in Chemistry and Biochemistry 1
CHM 311X Advanced Topics Laboratory 4
CHM 3881/BCH 4881 Special Topics in Chemistry or Biochemistry 4
BIO 1500 Principles of Cell Biology 4
BIO 2001 Principles of Genetics 4
MTH 1410 Calculus I 4
MTH 1420 Calculus II 4
PHY 2010 Fundamentals of Physics I 4
PHY 2020 Fundamentals of Physics II 4
Course Descriptions
Career Opportunities
Students in the chemistry and biochemistry programs at High Point University have gone on to many wonderful careers after college. The interdisciplinary nature of the subject has led to outcomes as diverse as criminology to prenatal screening, agriculture to cosmetics, and home healthcare diagnostics to tailored drug therapies. The number of jobs for chemists is 96,200. Median pay for all occupations: $34,750. Median pay for chemist is $73,060. Students with degrees in chemistry or biochemistry currently have careers as/in:
Student Outcomes
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  With another Commencement behind us, High Point University graduates will be commencing prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier…

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With Commencement just around the corner, future High Point University graduates are already preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public…

Although commencement is just around the corner, High Point University graduates are already preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public…

Name: Rebecca Ulrich Hometown: Troutman, North Carolina Major: Ulrich will graduate on May 5 with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Physics. Post-graduation plans: After being accepted to eight graduate…

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school…

With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs,…

Study Abroad
At High Point University, our emphasis on global perspectives is designed to provide students with opportunities to enhance their international awareness and to develop their cross-cultural communication skills. Study abroad is strongly encouraged as a part of this emphasis on global studies. With a variety of extraordinary options at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, students at High Point University are encouraged to study abroad as early as the summer after their freshman year. Employers are looking for more than just a degree; they want well-rounded individuals who have familiarity with diverse cultures, special skills, and knowledge of the world around them.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Program
SuRPS will provide an opportunity for faculty mentors and students to work together on undergraduate research projects for eight weeks at HPU.
Instrumentation
The Department of Chemistry at HPU has partnered with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments to provide state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation.
Employment Opportunities
The Department of Chemistry at High Point University has no openings at this time.
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