The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has developed faculty expertise and the supporting resource facilities to instruct students in three major areas of biochemistry and molecular biology: the structure and function of macromolecules, cellular biochemistry, and molecular gene expression. The undergraduate major provides students with a strong background in the biological, physical and mathematical sciences. Such training develops the skills necessary to pursue careers in biological and biomedical research, biotechnology, medical laboratories, and many health related professions such as medicine and veterinary care.

Common employers

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Cargill
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Roche Bioscience
  • Rubicon Genomics
  • Syngenta
  • Zoetis

Common job titles

  • Chemist
  • Scientific laboratory technologist 
  • Associate Analyst 
  • Research Technician 
  • Biotechnologist 
  • Clinical research associate 
  • Clinical scientist 
  • Nanotechnologist

Factors of success

  • Engagement with the CSU Career Center
  • Internship or research involvement
  • GPA
  • On campus employment

For more information visit the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology website:

Career checklist

  • Update your resume and/or CV. 
  • Present research at CSU:
  • Attend a mock interview session at the Career Center to prepare for the job search or graduate school interviews. 
  • Attend many networking events to meet employers and increase your chances of landing a job. 
  • Ask three professors and/or employers to be professional references. 
  • You may continue to use the Career Center for guidance! All services are still available to you at no cost for one year after graduation and for a small fee after that.