Students in the Science Lab at Oklahoma Wesleyan University


Passionate instruction. Practical integration.

OKWU’s Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry prepares students for careers in various fields, such as medicine, food chemistry, and environmental science. The major came about as the marrying of chemistry and biology – it’s really the study of life. Our instructors bring practical experience to the classroom, preparing graduates to compete in an expanding field of scientific inquiry.


Our students study under experienced professionals in the fields of science and mathematics who are committed to integrating real-world experience with classroom curriculum. The Biochemistry program offers students the chance to gain practical scientific experience in the community – including our Caney Water Quality Project, a point of connection between OKWU and the surrounding scientific community.

Many graduates of the Biochemistry program pursue careers in health and medicine, but that’s not all that’s available. Other opportunities include industrial and research biochemistry, biotechnology, education, pharmacology, law, engineering, and even forensic science. Recent OKWU grads are working at medical clinics, pursuing healthcare technical degrees, or have been accepted into graduate programs. No matter your goals, our dedicated professors will work with you to achieve them.

Classes for the major include:

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Analytical Chemistry
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Principals of Genetics
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Human Anatomy

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