It’s not enough to simply have the technical and scientific knowledge of a biochemist. We believe that critical thinking, teamwork, and ethics are an essential requirement to be a relevant scientist. It’s why our curriculum follows the recommendations of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, which stresses the importance of ethical decision-making, collaborative teamwork, and analytical thinking in addition to scientific knowledge. This philosophy prepares you to apply your degree at work or in graduate school, as a medical doctor or a researcher.
What You’ll Study
The foundation of your degree begins with core requirements that include:
- General and Organic Chemistry
- Chemical Analysis
- Thermodynamics and Kinetics
You’ll then move through our Biochemistry course sequence and supplement your knowledge with courses in Physics and Math. All of these experiences culminate in your independent research through our Natural Science Undergraduate Research Sequence (NSURS), which you’ll present to faculty, staff, and your fellow students at our annual Academic Capstone Carnival.