Biochemistry - BACHELOR'S (BS)
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department is a vibrant, young, and growing department with 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty advising over 90 full-time graduate students, 20 or more postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists, and a host of undergraduates getting their first exposure to scientific research at the highest level. We have active research programs in analytical, organic, biochemistry, physical, and inorganic chemistry, with most faculty having research programs that cross over traditional divisional boundaries. We are well-equipped to perform top-level research in all traditional and interdisciplinary chemistry-based fields.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The BS in biochemistry provides students a solid foundation of chemistry with in-depth laboratory experience in organic and biochemistry. Biochemistry students will learn instrumentation and synthetic methods using state-of-the-art instrumentations. In addition, students will develop critical thinking skills, communication skills, and collaboration skills crucial for their career success. We recommend the BS in biochemistry for undergraduates wanting to pursue graduate study in biochemistry or careers in the industry. This degree is also suitable for premedical, predental, or prepharmacy students.
WHY CHOOSE US?
- State-of-the-art research facilities with well equipped with instrumentation for student use.
- $20M in modern instrumentation as part of the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies
- Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) facility houses two high-field superconducting magnet FT-NMR instruments
- Tissue culture facility for human cell culture
- Nanodrop UV-visible spectrophotometer for small scale DNA/RNA quantification
- X-ray diffraction (XRD) facilities
- Research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with tenured faculty and their graduate students on critical projects like
- Building analytical instrumentation for the Mars landers
- Investigating the environmental consequences of fracking on groundwater pollution
- Developing practical solar carbon dioxide to liquid fuels technology
- Anti-cancer drug discovery and development
Take the next step toward investing in yourself by learning more about our Biochemistry - Bachelor's (BS) program.