College of Humanities & Sciences
Biochemistry is the study of the molecules of life and the reactions that these molecules undergo. These chemical reactions normally take place inside the cell, as well as, in the intercellular materials.
Currently, there is still a great need for chemists and biochemists in the Philippines. Some of the latest technological advancements in a number of fields such as medicine require a good background of biochemistry and its techniques, such as gene therapy, stem cell, and other forms of treatments which use biotechnology. The study and understanding of numerous diseases go to the cellular and molecular level which can be used for both diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, a strong background in biochemistry makes a good preparation for those who wish to pursue medical education and profession.
Pharmaceutical Science – Forensics – Agriculture – Food and Beverage – Cosmetics – Oil and Petroleum – Environmental Assessment – Academe and Research
The BS Biochemistry program at DLSMHSI is a unique program designed to produce chemists who specialize in biochemistry. Graduates of this program shall have a wide array of career opportunities, particularly in the allied health-related industries and research.
Graduates with professional licenses can work as analytical or laboratory chemists in industries with biochemical applications (i.e. pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, environmental analysis, quality control, agricultural products research, hospitals, etc.) In addition, a registered chemist can also work in crime laboratories as a forensic chemist.
Graduates without professional license may also pursue careers in non-laboratory jobs such as science communication, technical writing, marketing and management, product sales, chemical information services, health and safety, patents, project management, etc. (CMO No. 47, s2017).
Graduates can work in the academe as college instructors/professors and do basic and applied science researches in chemistry, Tenured positions in the academe require further graduate studies (MS or Ph.D.) in biochemistry, chemistry, or other allied fields. The licensure examination for teachers (LET) is required if graduates want to pursue teaching in secondary education.
If graduates could meet the grade and NMAT requirements, they can pursue the Doctor of Medicine program of DLSMHSI and other medical institutions in the country.