Majors and Programs

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Agricultural Biochemistry

When you major in agricultural biochemistry you explore the unknown, the unseen, and the undiscovered wonders of the natural world. Your coursework will provide a foundation in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biology, as those fields relate to agricultural and biological sciences. Biochemists study plant, animal, and microbial metabolism as well as the structure and biological function of nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids by using modern techniques such as x-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy. Biochemistry is fundamental to modern biotechnology. As an agricultural biochemistry student, you stand on the frontier of scientific discoveries that change our understanding of the world: new approaches to diabetes, nutrition for athletes, developments in genetically engineered, insect-resistant plants, and methods for detecting vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Most agricultural biochemistry graduates continue their training to pursue careers in agricultural and biological sciences and in human and veterinary medicine.

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