Students in a Biochemistry Lab

Major in Biochemistry!

Biochemistry is the scientific discipline that seeks to understand life at a very fundamental level. Students that are interested in the intersection of biology and chemistry will find our program provides a rigorous, hands-on experience and the opportunity to form intimate scholarly relationships with our faculty. A degree in Biochemistry is excellent preparation for further studies in biochemistry and other closely related fields (such as pharmacology and health science) or variety of bachelor-level positions with laboratories, research facilities, private industry, and chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech firms.  Additionally, the unique inter-disciplinary nature of our liberal arts degree also builds skills in problem-solving and critical thinking that can be applied to a much broader range of career options in biology, chemistry, veterinary science, patent law and beyond.

Contact Information

Preeti Dahr, Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Phone: (845) 257-3797

Biochemistry News
New Paltz Biochemistry alumna and University of Iowa MD student, Alison Pletch, was featured in the following promotional video.