Majors and Programs

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Biochemistry

Biochemistry provides the basis for much of modern biotechnology. Biochemists seek to understand life processes in terms of chemical and physical principles. They conduct research in areas such as the structure and function of enzymes, membranes, and hormones; cell metabolism; reproduction; the chemical basis of heredity; muscle contraction; nerve transmission; and the design and evaluation of drugs for the treatment of disease. The program of study emphasizes modern research technologies and is designed to offer various opportunities to work with faculty in an active biomedical or agricultural research laboratory. Such partnerships provide excellent training for future development in a wide variety of scientifically-based careers in universities, veterinary and medical schools, government laboratories, or the biotechnology sector.

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Biological Sciences
Physical Sciences
  Premedical and Health Sciences
Preveterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences

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