UGA Specific Information for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biology encompasses the study of all living organisms, including microbes, plants, and animals. The study of biology includes various aspects of life, including basic organization (molecular, cellular, tissues, organs), how organisms function, their roles in the natural environment, how hereditary information is transferred, and development of biotechnology. Biology graduates are broadly trained and well prepared for admission into strong graduate programs in the biological sciences and professional schools (medical, dental, and veterinary). They may also directly assume positions in government, education, industry, or certain technical fields.

Biochemistry is the study of the chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms. Biochemists focus heavily on the role, function, and structure of biomolecules. The study of the chemistry behind biological processes and the synthesis of biologically active molecules are examples of biochemistry.

Molecular biology is the study of molecular underpinnings of the processes of replication, transcription, translation, and cell function. The central dogma of molecular biology where genetic material is transcribed into RNA and then translated into protein, despite being an oversimplified picture of molecular biology, still provides a good starting point for understanding the field. This picture, however, is undergoing revision in light of emerging novel roles for RNA.

Employers Hiring UGA Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for the Class of 2016*

100 Proof | Athens Heart Center | Athens Retina Center | Emerginet LLC | Fred’s Pharmacy | GI Care for Kids | Macy’s, Inc. | National Institutes of Health | Noramco, Inc. | Shire Plc | The Jackson Laboratory | The University of Georgia

Job Titles of UGA Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Majors for the Class of 2016*

Assistant Research Lab Assistant | Certified Lead Technician/ Inventory Management Specialist | Clinical Medical Assistant | EITS Systems & Client Support IT Professional Assistant | Executive Development Program Analyst | General Manager | Lab Researcher | Laboratory Technician | Medical Assistant | Medical Scribe | Ostomic Technician | Postbac IRTA Fellow | Quality Control Analyst | Research and Development Technincian | Research Assistant | Research Technician | Scribe | Vet Biosicences and Diagnostic Imaging Research Technician III

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Majors for the Class of 2016*

Augusta University | Drexel University | Duke University | Emory University | Georgetown University | Georgia State University-Perimeter College | Mercer University | The Johns Hopkins University | The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine | The University of Florida | The University of Georgia | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center | The University of Virginia | Vanderbilt University

UGA Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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