About this program
Biochemistry encompasses both biology and chemistry. Biochemists focus on the molecular aspects of living organisms, particularly the structures, functions, and interactions of biological macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates). The biochemistry major provides strong foundation in experimental design, literature research, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning skills. Students will learn the tools and concepts necessary to prepare them for graduate study in biochemistry, industry employment, and professional programs in the healthcare field.
- Demonstrate mastery of a broad set of chemical knowledge concerning the fundamentals in the basic areas of the discipline (organic, inorganic, analytical, physical and biochemistry).
- Solve problems using critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills including the integration of knowledge from other disciplines.
- Understand the objective of their chemical experiments, properly carry out the experiments, and appropriately record and analyze the results.
- Communicate the concepts and results of their laboratory experiments through effective writing and/or oral communication using the discipline standards for reporting and citation.
- Collaborate effectively as part of a team to solve problems, debate different points of view and interact productively with a diverse group of team members.
- Use standard laboratory equipment, modern instrumentation, and classical techniques to carry out experiments.
- Be able to communicate with other scientists and non-scientists through various verbal and written mechanisms (posters, oral presentation, discussion, technical and non-technical publications).