If you are interested in both biology and chemistry or if your goals include a rewarding career in the medical field, consider a biochemistry major at University of Jamestown. We invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise.

Chemistry or Biochemistry?

Depending on your interests and goals, you may elect one of two possible chemistry majors.

  • For a career in industry or government, or for continuing studies in graduate school, you should elect the chemistry major.
  • If your interest is biology and chemistry, biochemistry, or a medical related profession, you may choose the biochemistry major.

University of Jamestown Biochemistry Distinctions

University of Jamestown offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. As a biochemistry major at University of Jamestown, you will benefit from:

  • small class sizes
  • personal attention from faculty invested in the success of their students
  • rigorous, interesting classes in an informal setting
  • summer internships
  • research projects

Proven Success

University of Jamestown graduates in chemistry and biochemistry have a high rate of acceptance into graduate and professional schools.

Chemistry and biochemistry majors are eligible for the Melvin R. Arnold Scholarship.

Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be viewed or downloaded here.

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

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Carl Steffan, PhDAssociate Professor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Iowa State University
Teaches: Physical and Inorganic Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, University of California, Davis
Teaches: Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry
  • University of Jamestown
    Chemistry Department
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    Jamestown ND, 58405

  • Carl Steffan, PhD Associate Professor & Department Chair | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5485