Why Study Biochemistry?

Students graduating with a biochemistry major will have the ability to communicate in a variety of scientific “languages” and position themselves at the forefront of integrative scientific discovery.

Previously, students desiring to attain a degree in both biology and chemistry needed to double major, or obtain minors, in these fields. Biochemistry offers an alternative to the demanding class load required by a biology – chemistry double major. While still a large major, biochemistry offers an interdisciplinary degree for those students hoping to pursue studies across both fields.

In addition, a biochemistry major allows students greater freedom to explore a wide array of courses and areas within the liberal arts curriculum, as well as providing opportunity to further explore additional courses of interest within the sciences.