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Opportunities in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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Lizzy Toll, BMB Class of 2023, studies chromatin dynamics for her honors thesis under the mentorship of Professor Michael Freitag, BB. Lizzy plans to become a high school science teacher and has gained teaching experience through her role as an undergraduate teaching assistant for several different BB courses.

Find your experience

As an undergraduate in the biochemistry and biophysics department, you will have extensive opportunities to gain real-world experience outside the classroom. Between 2018 and 2022, 74% of all BB and BMB majors participated in undergraduate research, either in an internship off-campus or in one of OSU's many research labs. This is an excellent way to expand your learning in biochemistry and beyond.

Undergraduate research

Biochemistry is inherently interdisciplinary and our majors take full advantage of being at an R1 research university to engage in research opportunities all across campus. They are making important contributions in areas such as drug discovery, ocean biogeochemistry, hemp genomics and protein engineering for therapeutics.

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Career resources

With a degree from the BB department, your future is wide open. Our program offers excellent preparation for med schools, pharmacy school, graduate school, biotech positions and countless others. Our advisors are always happy to discuss career opportunities with students, and the OSU Career Center is a great resource to help you get started!

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Study abroad

OSU GO provides over 200 international opportunities for education, internships, and research in more than 70 different countries around the world. To develop a strategy for your program search and better navigate the options available to you, check out the Global Opportunities, Get Started page. Click the link below to explore various study abroad program models available to you and search through our wide range of OSU-supported study abroad programs.

Learn more about study abroad options with the Global Opportunities office