Biochemistry – Program Features

Project-Based Learning



Maryville’s biochemistry program is student centered and interdisciplinary. Small classes and labs foster one-on-one relationships with other science faculty in biology, chemistry and physics.

A biochemistry degree can lead to graduate school in multiple disciplines and careers in research, veterinary medicine, dietetics, forensics, health professions and pharmacology. Maryville’s internships and a cooperative education program give you a head start while you’re still an undergraduate.

Nowhere is the value of a biochemistry degree more valuable than in St. Louis, which has become a world-class center for plant and life sciences research and development. More than 15,000 people are employed by the region’s 400 plant and life sciences companies and organizations, such as Pfizer, Monsanto, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. You could be one of them.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.