Undergraduate Studies in Biochemistry
The field of Biochemistry encompasses an extremely broad and ever-growing varity of topics, including the study of proteins and nucleic acids, control of gene expression, and the molecular basis for diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and AIDS. The Department of Biochemistry is a research-based department within the School of Medicine that offers undergraduate majors.
A Wide Range of Career Options
A degree in Biochemistry prepares students for a wide range of career choices, including biomedical research at universities or in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or chemical industries. The Biochemistry major is also excellent preparation for medical school and graduate school in biomedical science.
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry
The Biochemistry Department offers undergraduate programs leading to either the B.A. or B.S. degree. The main difference between the two programs is the greater emphasis on quantitative sciences in the B.S. program that includes additional mathematics, chemistry, and physics. Both curriculum are rigorous and emphasize research experience. Required courses include a Departmental SAGE course which emphasizes analysis of the primary biochemical literature. The Senior Capstone in Biochemistry consists of thesis deciphering results from the student research experience.
For more information contact the program's coordinator Dr. David Samols.
- B.A. Requirements
- B.A. Sample Schedule (pdf)
- B.S. Requirements
- B.S. Sample Schedule (pdf)
- Technical Electives (pdf)
- Undergraduate Research
- Summer Program in Undergraduate Research: SPUR
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What can you do with a B.S. or B.A. in Biochemistry?
- Work in a research laboratory at a university, hospital, or in the biotech industry.
- Continue onto graduate or medical school at any major univerisity. Our graduates are competitive everywhere.
- Continue on with any professional degree. Law school Biochemistry majors are well positioned for intellectual property law.
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