Bio-Medical Chemistry

Bachelor of Science Degree

Program Overview

The biomedical chemistry major is designed to provide a combination of studies in the biological sciences and chemistry for those planning to enter a professional school of medicine, pursue a career in clinical or medicinal chemistry or work in a biological or medical industry.

The biomedical chemistry major at ORU provides students with opportunities and experiences to develop the following skills and abilities:

  • Use scientific knowledge and the power of the Holy Spirit to make professional decisions consistent with biblical principles
  • Analyze chemical problems using a working knowledge of chemical concepts to offer beneficial solutions
  • Evaluate potential solutions to chemical problems based on identified criteria
  • Exhibit competency in researching literature and use of information to effectively analyze and interpret data
  • Write and speak effectively using the language, concepts and models of chemistry including evidence of God within the natural realm
  • Relate to the university and the world through the use of professional competencies to provide service and healing

The biomedical chemistry major at ORU offers concentration in pre-medicine. The pre-medicine concentration is an excellent choice for health professionals.

ORU Distinguishing Features

ORU biomedical chemistry alumni consistently:

  • Earn Ph.D.s at a rate that is in the top 5% of all four-year private undergraduate institutions in the nation
  • Enter professional schools at a rate of 71%
  • Gain employment at companies such as Conoco, Dow Chemical, National Analytical Lab, and Dowell Schlumberger
Student Societies, Clubs and Extracurricular opportunities

American Chemical Society
ORU seeks to present the Student Affiliate American Chemical Society as a club that serves the students of ORU as well as the students of many other intermediate schools with community service and professional support through tutoring, teaching and providing any service necessary to promote the knowledge of chemistry.


With a degree in biomedical chemistry career opportunities are possible in:

  • Medicine and other health professions
  • Organic synthesis, drug design, biochemistry and pharmaceutical, polymers, toxicology, forensics and medicinal chemistry
  • Teaching at the secondary education level
  • Research and development
  • Chemical analysis
Course Offerings
  • Organic Chemistry Lecture/Lab
  • Quantitative Analysis Lecture/Lab
  • Physical Chemistry Lecture/Lab
  • Chemical Instrumentation Lecture/Lab
  • Chemistry Research
  • Oncological Chemistry
  • Biochemistry Lecture/Lab
  • Medicinal Chemistry Lecture
  • Physical Chemistry II
  • Inorganic Chemistry





William Ranahan, Ph.D.
Biology and Chemistry Chair