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Life Science Complex
Biochemistry is the study of the molecular basis of life. Lying at the interface between chemistry and biology, biochemistry is concerned with the structure and interaction of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules as related to their function in biological systems. As one of the most dynamic areas of science, biochemistry has led to improved medicines and diagnostic agents, new ways of controlling disease, and greater understanding of the chemical factors that control our general health and well-being.

The Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry is appropriate for students pursuing advanced degrees in biochemistry, molecular biology, and biophysics as well as in the biomedical fields and health professions.

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Undergraduate Research   Declaring Biochem as a Major
Undergraduate research is not only a valuable experience for the student intending to pursue a career in science, but also for those intending to enter programs in the health professions. Biochemistry majors have the opportunity to participate in scientific research for 1-3 credits, where they join an active research group and, under the direction of a mentor, carry out research on a specific project.
There are three steps involved in declaring the biochemistry major.
  1. Meeting the Entry Requirements
  2. Official Academic Plan
  3. Submission of Official Academic Plan to the College of Arts and Sciences Office