The Biochemistry curriculum will prepare students for careers requiring a strong background in basic principles of the physical and life sciences. Students completing the B.S. program in Biochemistry will be prepared for professional employment in the expanding fields of agricultural and environmental sciences, the chemical industry, health-related industries, and biotechnology-based industries.
The curriculum will provide students with the interdisciplinary background in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and molecular biology necessary as preparation for professional schools of human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy. It will further provide strong preparation for graduate study in fields such as agriculture, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, nutrition, and physiology.
Freshmen entering the Biochemistry program in the Division of Animal & Nutritional Sciences will be able to benefit from the following program highlights.
- Individual guidance from faculty.
- A highly flexible program, tailored to meet the needs of individual students.
- An emphasis on research opportunities and hands-on experience for undergraduates.
- Graduation with Biochemistry Program Honors for those students who maintain a 3.5 overall GPA and complete a senior thesis.
- A Senior Seminar designed to help students make the transition to either a biochemistry career or further study at the graduate or professional level.
The Curriculum of the Biochemistry program in the Division of Animal & Nutritional Sciences is in accordance with the recommendations of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) for undergraduate degree programs in Biochemistry.