Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Where will this take me?


    Career outcomes

    This major could open up opportunities in basic medical and pharmaceutical research, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, agriculture, teaching, patent law, the environment, and food processing industries. You could also work on the development, production and marketing of biochemical consumables and equipment, or on policy making in government departments. Earnings for life scientists are above average and employment for this occupation is expected to grow moderately to 2019.

    Graduate degree pathways from this major


    Completing the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major means you are very well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas.


    If you wish to continue professional studies at graduate level, this major leads to a range of graduate degree pathways:

    • Science and technology-focused graduate study in degrees including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology
    • Graduate degree pathways that will prepare you for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, teaching, medicine and other health sciences.