Biochemistry, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and College of Letters & Science (click here to learn the differences).
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Field of Study: The study of life processes at the molecular level, including the chemistry of nutrition, metabolism and genetic regulation.
Possible Careers: Physician; research or technical support positions in academic, government, or industry labs; university or college faculty positions; administrative positions in federal agencies; biomedical engineer; technical sales positions; patent lawyer; veterinarian.
Special Opportunities & Additional Information
- Research and travel awards available to help fund opportunities outside of the classroom
- Many opportunities for lab jobs and undergraduate research
- Students should have a good math background.
- Many majors go on to graduate or professional schools.
- Undergraduate Biochemistry Student Organization
Selected Required Courses
- Intro Biology: Biology 151-152; or Biocore
Calculus: Math 221-222; or Math 275-276
Chemistry: General, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry courses
Physics: Physics 201-202; or Physics 207-208