What will I study?
Students in the biochemistry and molecular biology program are prepared for graduate studies or entry-level positions in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, forensics, medical research, or related industries. This program requires 33 credits of chemistry, 27 credits of biology, and 8 or 9 credits of physics and supports the mission of the College of Arts and Science to train students in integrating their faith and learning in understanding and responding constructively to problems in the larger world.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Critically analyze scientific data and ideas.
-- Account for the chemical and physical properties of proteins, nucleic acids, and other molecules in terms of chemical concepts and principles.
-- Employ the scientific method in designing experiments in the laboratory to answer scientific questions.
-- Solve scientific problems.
-- Execute standard biochemical laboratory techniques.
-- Compose reports that communicate conclusions drawn from the analysis of biochemical data.
What classes will I take?
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Third Year +
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New discoveries in biochemistry and molecular biology not only enhance our understanding of how biological systems function, but also form the basis of new therapies to address disease, develop renewable fuels, and many other important endeavors. The rapid pace of discovery has resulted in many career opportunities.
Someday your job title could be one of these:
- Biomedical Researcher
- Cellular Physiologist
- Medicinal Chemist
- Molecular Biologist
- Patent Researcher
- Proteomics Researcher
- Research Scientist
Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.
Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.