Catalog Year: 2023-2024
Professors Caro, Dearolf, Duina, and Hales
Associate Professors J. Gunderson, R. Murray, and Schurko (chair)
Assistant Professor C. Scott
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 coursework, 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 may not earn a second major or minor in either chemistry or biology.
Research credit can be earned for work pre-approved by the BCMB chair done either:
during two semesters work at Hendrix.
The courses for this program are organized into the following categories:
Oral presentations on original research and other activities relationg to research in the field of BCMB. Prerequisite: Senior-standing
Non-credit course. Students interested in independent research in BCMB should contact the program chair.
Credit course. Students interested in independent research in BCMB should contact the program chair.
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