Degrees Offered: BS
Core Faculty: 14
Undergraduate Majors: 100 (each incoming class has approximately 25 students)
Equipment: Complete array of modern instrumentation.
Building: Mendel Science Center
The Program in Biochemistry applies the analytical tools of chemistry to the molecules of living systems to provide a truly interdisciplinary educational experience. Through course and laboratory experiences, students gain knowledge of the structural and functional attributes of cellular components and products, develop skills in experimental approaches useful in exploring these molecules, and achieve an understanding of scientific reasoning used to analyze biological processes. The program provides background preparation in chemistry and biology, as well as advanced coursework in integrative areas of each discipline. Laboratory courses introduce students to equipment and experimental strategies, and provide investigative experience in several areas. Students are encouraged to pursue independent research under the direction of core Biochemistry faculty members, as well as through external internships and fellowships.