The St. Louis metropolitan area has long been a major center for biochemistry and biotechnology, and in the past decade, has become a focus for the establishment of life sciences research and development. A degree in biochemistry & biotechnology provides students with the training needed to take advantage of the job opportunities in biotechnology and life sciences in St. Louis or throughout the world. UMSL BCBT graduates are employed widely and attend many graduate programs.

Employers Include:

Ameren; American Red Cross; Archer Daniels Midland;Biocon, India; Bartlett Nuclear; Bayer CropScience, Raleigh; Cel-Sci Corporation, Baltimore; Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, India; Compliance Team, Inc.; Danforth Plant Sciences Center; Gallus Pharmaceuticals; Glenmark Pharmaceuticals; Harness Dickey (law); IEH Laboratories and Consulting, California; Indiana University School of Medicine; Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston; Kerry Ingredients; Malinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; Millipore; MOGene, LC; Monsanto; National Institutes of Health; Nestle Purina; Novartis, Raleigh; PatentlyO (law); Peace Corps; Pfizer; Piramal Life Science Limited, Mumbai; Reliable Pharmaceuticals; Shriners Hospital; Sigma Aldrich; Sothhampton Clinical Research; St. Louis Health Centers (pharmacy); Texas Children's Hospital; Univ. Chicago; Univ. Missouri Columbia; Washington Univ. School of Medicine

Graduate Programs Include:

Drexel University (PhD); Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine (DDS); Saint Louis University Biomedical Sciences (PhD); Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (DPharm); University of Missouri Columbia (PhD, MD); University of Missouri-Kansas City; University of Missouri-St. Louis (MS, PhD); University of Texas Arlington; Washington University; Washington University (JD (law), PhD); Webster University (MA)

"The BCBT degree program at UMSL prepared me with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in research. Taking advantage of the Undergraduate Research opportunity has played an integral part in my success in the real world."
-Kristin Moore, B.S. 2008