Biological Sciences

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BS)—(Biology Focus)

Twice the Science, Twice the Experience

Biology and chemistry—the study of life is intricately linked with the investigation of chemical processes. Michigan Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is an innovative collaboration between the two sciences. You’ll learn fundamental biology and chemistry concepts in a truly unique and integrative way, gaining a deeper understanding of living systems.

Whether you’re preparing for a career in health care, pharmaceuticals, product development, or research; or planning to pursue advanced studies in biology, biochemistry, or medicine; Michigan Tech’s quantitative, science-focused program will prepare you thoroughly for what comes next.

Achieving Excellence

Tessa Steenwinkel

Tessa Steenwinkel, a biochemistry and molecular biology-biological sciences major, has been named a 2019 Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater Scholarship is the preeminent award at the undergraduate level for STEM fields.

From an estimated pool of more than 5,000 college sophomores and juniors, 1,223 natural science, engineering and mathematics students were nominated by 443 academic institutions to compete for the 2019 Goldwater scholarships.

Steenwinkel has been selected as one of the 493 Goldwater Scholars this year. She is a Pavlis Honors student in the Research Scholars pathway.

One-of-a-Kind Program

Michigan Tech’s biochemistry and molecular biology degree program is unique in that it is offered collaboratively through both the chemistry and biology departments. That means you’ll have the opportunity to specialize your program of study to your unique interests by choosing a concentration in either biological sciences or chemistry. You’ll also benefit from access to both departments—twice the research opportunities, twice the technology, and twice the faculty experts.

Career Pathways

Biochemistry and molecular biology majors are in demand. The program provides excellent, rigorous preparation for careers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, product development, environmental consulting, quality assurance, research, and academia. Other graduates go on to pursue advanced education in biochemistry, medical school, professional health programs, and more.