A CAREER IN BIO-CHEMISTRY


NAME: DR DUMSILE NYEMBE
COMPANY: NGWANE TEACHERS COLLEGE
POSITION: LECTURER
CELL: 22078466 / 22078112
EMAIL: [email protected]

Bio-chemistry
BIOCHEMISTRY is the study of chemistry that deals with the chemical compounds and processes occurring in organisms. The chemical characteristics and reactions of a particular living organism or biological substance. Chemistry based degree in the following modules:
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Environmental science
  • Forensic science
Biology based degree include the following:
  • Zoology
  • Marine biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Biomedical science

Requirements for Studying Bio-Chemistry
At high school level, one can study science subjects including biology, chemistry and physics and related subjects such as mathematics and there after get a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry. In order to progress in the field, it will be great to get an Honours Degree majoring in biochemistry.

Career Opportunities in this field
Whatever science subject you have studied, you can become a research scientist in your area of specialization. A chemistry degree can lead to a graduate career in industries such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and healthcare. Specific job roles include analytical scientist, chemist, medical scientist, forensic scientist, pharmacologist and toxicologist, chemistry teacher.
A biology degree can lead to a graduate career in areas such as agriculture, biomedicine, environmental conservation, food and drinks, genetics, horticulture and marine biology. Specific jobs roles include biologist, microbiologist, marine biologist, biochemist, biotechnologist, geneticist and zoologist, biology teacher.