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Biochemistry

The undergraduate intercollegiate biochemistry program prepares students for careers
requiring a strong background in basic principles of the physical and life sciences. The
program is a collaborative effort between the Davis College’s Division of Animal and
NutritionalSciences
and the Departments of Biology and Chemistry in the Eberly College
of Arts and Sciences. 

The program provides students with an interdisciplinary background
in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and molecular biology necessary
to prepare for professional schools of human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry
and pharmacy. 

The curriculum is modeled after guidelines provided by the American
Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biologists
. Likewise, requirements for an American
Chemical Society
certified degree can be met within the framework of the program.

How will I focus my studies?

Students who study biochemistry have a variety of opportunities to conduct research. This degree provides great preparation for professional schools, including medicine and dentistry. Well chosen electives can even prepare students for careers in law, journalism, business and more. Students can expand their knowledge in additional scientific fields through required coursework.

Adam Carte, Hico, W.Va.

Major: Biochemistry 
Adam

Biochemistry alumnus Adam Carte is currently studying at Harvard. He initially set out to be a doctor, but he soon realized his heart was in the discovery of science—not practicing medicine. That’s why he is pursuing a Ph.D. in systems biology. “If I went to medical school, I would be practicing medicine – not science,” he said. “Medicine is about applying knowledge that’s been discovered, but when becoming a scientist, you get to generate new knowledge and make new discoveries, and I think that’s really exciting.”

Learn more at the Biochemistry site