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Chemical Biology

Bachelors of Economics / Science

Biological chemistry as a minor develops specialist knowledge at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Gain chemical knowledge about cellular processes and biomolecular interactions, and explore the chemical, computational and imaging techniques used to analyse them.

You'll apply the principles of inorganic and organic chemistry to investigate the nature of chemical reactions in biological systems at the molecular level.

Studying chemical biology will complement majors in biochemistry and molecular biology, genetics, biological and biomedical sciences.

You'll be well-placed to progress into a research-based honours degree.


1 in Queensland for chemistry

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biochemist
  • Medical laboratory scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Research and development manager

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Chemical Biology
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 2, 2021, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options for students who can't attend in person. Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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