Chemistry is the study of matter, the material things that surround us. The field of chemistry is an excellent choice for those who are interested in any branch of science. Chemistry is often called the "central science" because principles learned in the study of chemistry are used in physics, engineering, geology, biology, environmental science, medicine, and other health sciences. They study atoms, the building blocks of matter, and how they react with each other to form compounds as well as studying the energy changes that take place in these reactions.
Biochemistry studies the chemical composition of living things. Biochemistry combines the study of biology with organic and inorganic chemistry as applied to topics such as enzymology, genetics, toxicology, pharmacology, food science, and medicine. Students with this degree may pursue graduate study or work in the field of biotechnology or in one of the many related areas.