There are two distinct biochemistry programs offered at Villanova. One is more biologically based, while the other provides more extensive training in chemical principles.
|BS in Biochemistry||BS in Chemistry/Biochemistry Option|
This degree is ideal for the student who wishes to pursue an interdisciplinary degree with extensive study in both Chemistry and Biology.
With training in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, molecular biology and genetics, this degree is also an excellent preparation for medical school or graduate work in the health sciences.
It also prepares students for graduate study or employment in forensic science or pharmaceutical chemistry.
This program, fully accredited by the American Chemical Society, includes all of the courses and training in the Chemistry program with additional courses and laboratories in Biology and Biochemistry.
Students who complete this very rigorous program are very well prepared for graduate programs in chemistry or biochemistry. In addition, the Biochemistry option provides a rigorous and complete training for future studies in Medicine, Dentistry, or Veterinary Science.
All of our Chemistry/Biochemistry students who have entered M.D./Ph.D. programs in the past few years have completed the Biochemistry option.