Why study Biochemistry at Washburn?

If you want to work as a biochemist in a research laboratory or you want to pursue professional school for a medical field, the Washburn Chemistry Department will provide the academic foundation you need to be successful in advanced study. Our program also provides research experiences and internship opportunities that will set you apart from your peers at larger schools.
Career Forecast Stable OutlookAverage Salary $94,000+ as industry biochemist with PhD $200,000+ as MD on campus
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What sets Chemistry at Washburn apart?

  • You’ll learn from professors, not graduate students.
  • Chemistry Club is a great way to meet others with common interests!
  • You’ll complete original research with faculty mentors, and present your research at a conference. 
  • Scholarships are available for first-time students, transfer students, and continuing students in this program.
  • Receive free tutoring or get paid by the department to work as a tutor.

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On campus research opportunities

Chemistry majors work with faculty mentors on at least one semester of original research. You’ll be prepared for your next step – graduate or professional school – because you’ll gain valuable experience and skills as a laboratory scientist, researcher, and scientific communicator. Grant funding opportunities mean you’ll also gain vital experience in the grant funding process. You’ll be paired with a faculty mentor to work on biochemistry research as early as your sophomore year.

Other Chemistry degrees

Set for success

CAREER FORECAST: stable outlook

Graduate with experience

100 percent

of students conduct research or an internship prior to graduation.

Student/faculty ratio


Qualities for success



Detail oriented

Communication and collaboration 

GET IN TOUCH WITH Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry
Stoffer Science Hall, Room 312
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.2270

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