Hendrix BCMB Program Gains National Accreditation

CONWAY, Ark. (June 9, 2014) – The Hendrix College Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (BCMB) program has been accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) for a full seven-year term (June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2021).

“During the review of our application, the evaluators had the option to give us full accreditation or a three-year provisional accreditation,’ said Hendrix biology professor Dr. Rick Murray, chair of the Hendrix BCMB program. “Not only did we receive full accreditation, but they were sufficiently impressed by our application to ask to use redacted portions as a guide to future applicants.”

“ASBMB accreditation will give us access to a nationally-recognized evaluation tool for assessment purposes and will give our students the opportunity to receive an ASBMB certified degree which will look good on their graduate and professional applications,” Murray said. “Students that do particularly well on the assessment instrument will also have the opportunity to receive graduation with distinction honors from ASBMB.”

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu