Student Resources and Opportunities
What do chemists and biochemists do? As put by George Whitesides, "We change the way you live and die." Chemistry and biochemistry are at the core of medicine, materials science, the high-tech industry, and the environment. Consequently, chemists and biochemists are found throughout the economy.
The chemistry and biochemistry majors align very well with the requirements for medical, dental, veterinary, physician's assistant, and pharmacy schools. Indeed, the success rate of Miami applicants applying to medical school (61% over the last 4 years) is much higher than the national average (45%). The chemistry and biochemistry majors are a great fit for the Premedical Studies Co-Major administered by the Mallory–Wilson Center for Healthcare Education. Many of our students also choose to go on to Law School, particularly if they are interested in Intellectual Property Law.