The biochemistry concentration at Holy Cross allows students to major in either biology or chemistry while continuing to develop a foundation in the other discipline by pursuing this interdepartmental program. Students must complete all major requirements, with additional classes from both departments, creating a concentration that focuses on the study of the chemistry that underlies biological structure and function.
As part of the concentration, students participate in a full academic year of research, either on or off campus. Research may be pursued with faculty members within the biology and chemistry departments, or through an off-campus lab (with committee permission). For more information on research opportunities within the biochemistry concentration, please contact Robert Bellin
or Kenneth Mills
Students in the biochemistry concentration pursue a variety of paths after graduation, including graduate studies, medical studies, and careers in the BioPharma industry. For a list of recent biochemistry alumni, and their post-grad endeavors, please visit our alumni page
Application for the Concentration
For information and timelines for applying to the biochemistry concentration, please consult the application procedure
. Students interested in the concentration must apply during the spring semester of their second year, and have declared a major in biology or chemistry.