Biochemistry Program


Welcome future Biochemistry Villanovans to the Open House on Sunday, September 11th! We look forward to meeting you and sharing with you the highights of our Biochemistry major and community!  If you wish to contact one of the program co-directors before your visit, please feel free to do so. (Janice Knepper or Jennifer Palenchar)


Welcome to Biochemistry at Villanova University!

The biochemistry program is designed for students who are interested in life at the molecular level. In our program, you will study the chemical processes involved in DNA replication, transcription, and translation. The structure of biomacromolecules and the structural implications on cellular processes will also be emphasized.

Most of the biochemistry faculty use their biochemistry training to understand disease at the molecular level, including breast cancer, lung cancer, African sleeping sickness, and pain management. Biochemistry also supports the studies of students majoring in the chemistry and life-sciences by offering introductory courses for students interested in medicine or the allied health fields.

Please be welcome to browse our web site. You'll learn about our faculty, academic programs, student/faculty research, and much more.





Villanova Biochemistry at a Glance

Degrees Offered: BS

Core Faculty: 14

Undergraduate Majors: 114

Equipment: Complete array of modern instrumentation.

Building:  Mendel Science Center