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If you have an interest in biochemistry as a high school
student, you should take at least one year each of biology,
chemistry, physics, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
Introductory calculus is also a good idea. Because scientists must
clearly and accurately communicate their results verbally and in
writing, English courses that emphasize writing skills are strongly
recommended. Many colleges and universities also require several
years of a foreign language, a useful skill in this day and age, as
scientists frequently exchange information with researchers from
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