Catalog 2022-2023

Biochemistry-Molecular Biology Odyssey Guide

Based on the Hendrix faculty’s longtime awareness of the educational value of engaged learning, the Odyssey Program was implemented in the fall of 2005 to encourage all Hendrix students to embark on educational adventures in experiential learning. While the graduation requirement includes the completion of an approved experience in at least three of the six Odyssey categories, the Program importantly allows students to learn more about themselves and the world around them. For more information, visit the Odyssey Program Info Hub

Below you will find examples of ways students pursuing a major or minor in this department or program have encountered Odyssey. Remember that these are only suggested opportunities; students are encouraged to propose their own creative Odyssey projects. Further, Odyssey experiences do not need to be related to your major or minor.


Established Pathways to Odyssey through the Major

Special Projects

  • Medicine in Society (Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Peg Falls-Corbitt)

Undergraduate Research

  • BCMBX99 and 489: Independent Studies (this is the main route for BCMB majors to get their Odyssey credit)


Additional Examples of Past Odyssey Experiences

Global Awareness

  • Healthcare beyond the US (Student Megan Hunter)

Professional and Leadership Development

  • Internships at Biotech Companies (Lassiter-Counts)
  • Internships at Local Hospitals (Lassiter-Counts)
  • Improving retention of underrepresented students in STEM program mentor (Student Schylar Ferguson)

Service to the World

  • Science Outreach at local K-12 schools
  • Ridin’ Dirty with Science (Gron)
  • Service work at health clinics
  • Advocates for world health service in Jamaica trip (Student Tahya Islam, Megan Hunter)

Special Projects

  • A unique perspective: How CDC control tuberculosis (Student Heather Prowse)
  • Exploring aspects of the Nicaraguan healthcare system: kindey transplantation, Past and Present (Student Graham Harris)

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