Seek explanations of the natural world’s magic tricks — how trees convert sunlight into a feast; how a prescribed drug reverses a deadly illness; how genes can help prevent disease.

By learning how to apply chemical principles to biological systems, our biochemistry majors receive excellent preparation for professional schools in health-related fields, industry jobs and graduate programs.

Students get hands-on opportunities through our well-supported research programs – which allows them to explore their interests through a variety of projects.

Our students learn to use scientific literature and communicate scientific information effectively. (Think lead-scientist status, not just another scientist.) Many biochemistry majors also pursue minors in fields such as Global Public Health. Biochemistry is offered as a bachelor of science degree. 

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