The interdisciplinary major in biochemistry offers a rigorous course of study that builds on two years of fundamental coursework in biology and chemistry. With this broad preparation, students engage with biochemistry and molecular biology at a very high level, allowing them to integrate their knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, and to think and address issues occurring at the forefront of the biochemical/biomedical sciences.
Majors are also encouraged to participate in academic-year or summer research and majors usually have more than one research internship experience before graduation. All courses are designed to contribute in various ways to the College’s Learning Goals and the Biochemistry Departments Learning Goals. Please see the Biochemistry Program section of the course catalog for more detailed information.