Undergraduate Admissions
Biochemistry students working with their instructor in a research lab.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemists and molecular biologists investigate the microcosm of biomolecules, studying biological chemistry to understand the molecular and genetic bases of cellular processes. Specialize your studies in biological sciences or chemistry, then work toward creating solutions—lifesaving drugs and vaccines, cleaning up the environment, developing biofuels, or sustainable manufacturing processes.

Customize your degree with:

Focus areas available in

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Minors available in

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Ecology
  • Fish Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences

You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through the Accelerated Master’s program.

Take courses like:

  • Genetics Laboratory
  • Immunology
  • Cell Biology
  • Applied and Industrial Microbiology
  • Plant Physiology

Get hands-on experience like:

Get a job like:

  • Geneticist
  • Lab Supervisor
  • Scientist
  • Professor

Work for companies like:

  • Kimberly Clark
  • Medtronic
  • Merck Pharmaceutical Company
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Government agencies and Universities

Learn more about biochemistry and molecular biology with a biology focus or a chemistry focus!