IU Northwest will begin offering both a bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degree in biochemistry during the spring 2017 semester — making it the sole public institution in northwest Indiana to offer such programs.
“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,” said Nelson De Leon, chairman of IU Northwest’s Department of Chemistry/Physics and Astronomy. “The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates 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.”
According to the BLS, the median annual wage for biochemists and biophysicists was $82,150 in May 2015. Employment of biochemists and biophysicists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
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