Offered jointly by the departments of biology and chemistry, and drawing upon the expertise of faculty in both disciplines, the biochemistry concentration encourages and fosters student learning about the chemistry that underlies biological structure and function. Open to students majoring in biology and chemistry, the competitive concentration expands upon the foundations of these traditional fields of study, preparing students for graduate and medical studies, careers in the BioPharma industry, and other post-graduate endeavors.
The biochemistry concentration offers an interdisciplinary perspective that places students at the cutting edge of modern science. In addition to the requirements of their major, biochemistry concentrators complete laboratory-based courses from both the biology and the chemistry departments. The concentration culminates in a yearlong, independent biochemistry research project in the fourth year, where students gain valuable experience working across disciplines, just as they would in a real-world research setting. Biology and chemistry majors may apply to this competitive concentration in the spring of their second year.
- Physical, organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry
- Molecular and cellular biology
- Human health and disease
- Developmental biology