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Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry

What Are Chemistry and Biochemistry?

Chemistry is the study of matter — anything that has mass and occupies space — and the changes it can undergo. Biochemistry looks at the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. Since everything is made of chemicals, studying ideas and techniques in chemistry and biochemistry helps us better understand the world around us.

When you study chemistry and biochemistry, you will learn about chemical principles, both theoretical and practical and perform laboratory work. Graduates are prepared to either enter directly into the chemical industry or to pursue advanced studies in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.

Three Reasons to Study Chemistry and Biochemistry at Merrimack College

  • Our program is approved by The American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training, which recognizes us for providing a rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.
  • We encourage close faculty-student interaction, which allows you to develop your skills in a nurturing environment.
  • You will learn from a team of faculty that has expertise in research, real-world applications, publications and education across diverse areas of chemistry and biochemistry.

More Information

Anthony L. Fernandez
Assoc. Professor and Chair
978-837-5286
fernandeza@merrimack.edu