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The biochemistry degree emphasizes an integration of chemistry and biology and prepares students for a specialization in pre-medicine with a 4+4 medical school opportunity for qualified students, forensic science, or cellular and molecular biology.

Biochemistry Program Highlights

Daemen College has an articulation agreement with NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for a 4+4 program for qualified pre-med students.

  • Small class sizes (10:1 student/teacher ratio) provide personal attention to each student from faculty members dedicated to teaching excellence
  • State-of-the-art teaching laboratories
  • A research project with a faculty member is required
  • Many graduates apply for admittance to medical, dental, veterinary, osteopathic or other graduate programs
  • Field study in Florida, Costa Rica and other areas while researching local habitats
  • Internships in and around Buffalo, N.Y. hospitals, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and environmental firms
  • Opportunities to participate in innovative research projects on campus with faculty
  • Strong track record of our graduates admitted into medical, dental and veterinary schools and other graduate programs across the country
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Natural Sciences

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Glenn Park


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Sophie Yanak


I want to be a medical examiner. Knowing that I needed to go to medical school for this, some staff members encouraged me to look into a major in either biology or biochemistry so that I was eligible for Daemen’s articulation agreement with NOVA Southeastern University in Florida. READ MORE

For more information, contact Douglas Kalinowski, Chair of the Natural Sciences Department at or call 716-839-8546