University Courses: What You Should Know About Biochemistry

Have you thought of studying biochemistry at the university but don’t have enough information concerning the course? This article is for you! Read till the end.


What Is Biochemistry?

The study of chemical processes within and about live beings is known as biochemistry. Biochemistry is a branch of chemistry and biology that is separated into three areas: structural biology, enzymology, and metabolism. Biochemistry has proven successful at understanding life processes through these three disciplines in the latter decades of the twentieth century.

Biochemical methods and studies are being used to explore and develop almost every aspect of the biological sciences. Biochemistry is concerned with deciphering the chemical basis that allows biological substances to give rise to the actions that take place within live cells and between cells in the body.


How Long Does It Take To Study Biochemistry?

It takes about 3-4 years to study biochemistry at the University.

Where Can Biochemists Work?

The following are career opportunities for those with a biochemistry degree

  • Biotechnologist
  • Academic researcher
  • Pharmacologist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Science Laboratory Technician
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Physician associate
  • Research scientist (life sciences)

How much Does Biochemists Earn?

In Nigeria, graduates with biochemistry degrees earn between 120,000 – 400,000 naira monthly.

In Ghana, a person with a biochemistry degree earns around 3,350 – 10,900GHS monthly


Which School Can Biochemistry Be Studied?

  • University of Ghana, Legon.
  • University of Benin
  • University of Illorin
  • University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast.
  • Ambrose Alli University
  • Ekiti State University
  • The University of Health and Allied Sciences, HO.

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