Our majors set you up for a successful career in healthcare, research, industry, and education.
All students in the BB department receive excellent training for careers in medicine and related health professions, biotechnology, pharmaceutical industries and drug design, in addition to exceptional preparation for graduate school in all fields of the biological sciences, from immunology to neuroscience and genetics. Faculty in the department provide research strength in many arenas of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, including structural biology, enzymology, metabolic regulation, signal transduction and protein chemistry, and we encourage our majors to extend their education outside the classroom by taking advantage of opportunities for undergraduate research.
Either B.S. degree in biochemistry & biophysics or biochemistry & molecular biology gives students the ability to choose a Pre-Med Option, which emphasizes training in physiology, microbiology and immunology, as well as coursework in pyschology, ethics and social sciences. Thanks to rigorous research experiences, our students are well-prepared for medical and dental schools, graduate schools, pharmacy schools and are extremely well-qualified for jobs in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.