Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology Program


Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (BCMB) is an interdisciplinary major aiming at an in-depth understanding of living systems at the molecular level. Students in the BCMB major learn about cell structure, its characteristics from a biological and biochemical perspective, and its intricate and complex functions through which basic life processes are governed. To this end, the curricular structure for this major includes courses from various disciplines in the Natural Sciences, including Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.

In addition to the standard course work, the BCMB curriculum emphasizes the importance of a research experience through which the students are exposed to the state-of-the art techniques used by researchers in this field. The major also prepares undergraduate students interested in pursuing interdisciplinary graduate programs, such as genetic engineering, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. BCMB majors cannot minor in either chemistry or biology. 

The Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Program is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and recipients of a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology are awarded an ASBMB-certified degree upon successful completion of a scored examination. 

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