Biochemistry is a broad scientific discipline. It is the study of the structure and chemical reactions (chemistry) of living systems (biology). Biochemistry students will study a variety of things including: how living things obtain energy from food, the chemical basis of heredity, and what fundamental changes occur in disease. The program at Lewis University offers both classroom and laboratory instruction.
Studying the cell and chemistry of life results in valuable contributions being made in medicine, industry, and society. The knowledge is used in fighting illnesses, in development of new pharmaceuticals, and in many inventions that improve the quality of life. The field of biochemistry is challenging, yet rewarding and full of opportunity.