Life at the molecular level

A testtube with the image of a DNA strand in it

Follow your curiosity to explore what makes living organisms tick

With FLC’s Biochemistry major, you’ll enjoy access to modern laboratory techniques and facilities and opportunities to collaborate with peers and faculty in research and discovery. Small class sizes and one-on-one mentorship with professors ensure you’ll graduate with the experience and skills you’ll need to enter graduate school or a variety of industries.

The highest standards

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education named our Chemistry & Biochemistry Department a Program of Excellence, recognizing our program as one of the best in the state. We rank in the National Science Foundation’s top 20% for the number of graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry.

Our program adheres to the ACS Guidelines for Bachelor's Degree Programs. It also offers certification by the American Chemical Society for students completing the ACS-certified curriculum and accreditation by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for the biochemistry degree program.


Marcus Williams, Biochemistry, '20

"As a Biochemistry major at FLC, I was able to achieve goals I never dreamed of. The faculty genuinely care about the students’ education, and I will always cherish our close-knit community. "

What can you do with a Biochemistry degree?

You can think critically about challenging issues, solve problems creatively, and collaborate with effective communication and analytical skills. You know this, and your Biochemistry major demonstrates it. You will be able to apply the tools, methods, and knowledge to address material problems in your career in biochemistry.