Biochemistry, BS

The B.S. program in Biochemistry provides a strong foundation in both molecular biology and in chemistry and is based on faculty, facilities, and research resources in the Department of Biomolecular Sciences and the Department of Chemistry. In addition to in-class laboratory instruction, the program emphasizes independent student research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member to prepare students for careers or advanced study in molecular biology, biochemistry, or health-related fields.

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Sarah Maurer
Associate to the Dean, Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Nicolaus Copernicus Hall

Learning Outcomes

  1. Biochemistry graduates will have integrated the mathematical, conceptual, and theoretical knowledge necessary to solve chemical problems.
  2. Biochemistry graduates will apply the laboratory and safety skills necessary for the synthesis, isolation, quantification, and identification of chemical compounds.
  3. Biochemistry graduates will participate in collaborative research projects, exhibit the ethical behavior expected of professional chemists, and be able to effectively communicate research results.