A biochemistry major prepares you for employment in industrial or governmental laboratories or for further study in graduate or professional programs.
You will take a core set of chemistry courses, as well as biochemistry and biology courses. When combined with a premedical major, this major provides excellent preparation for medical school.
As early as your freshman year, you’ll have the opportunity to work with faculty on such projects as the study of enzymes, preparation of possible anticancer agents, and the investigation of catalysis. You will learn about and use modern scientific research-grade equipment.
Instruments and equipment include 400- and 300-megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, several infrared and visible ultraviolet spectrometers, atomic absorption and emission spectrometers, gas and high-performance liquid chromatographs, ultracentrifuges, electrophoresis equipment, and many computers.
Department of Chemistry