Biochemistry and Molecular Biology—BS (Chemistry Focus)

Get Ready to Make an Impact

Prepare yourself for the emerging field of biochemistry and molecular biology with an innovative bachelor’s degree that takes a blended approach to chemistry and biology education.

Biochemists and molecular biologists investigate the microcosm of biomolecules, studying biological chemistry to understand the molecular and genetic bases of cellular processes. When you earn a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan Tech, you’ll be well on your way to a rewarding career in virtually any branch of the life sciences you choose.

"It's so great to be a part of the biochemistry research here. It feels like what I'm doing here could really make a difference in the world."Deanna Springgay, '21, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major

Our bachelor’s degree program will equip you with the knowledge and hands-on skills to influence global change and empower humanity through scientific advancement. After graduation, you could create solutions to some of the world’s most critical problems, such as designing lifesaving drugs and vaccines, feeding a hungry world, cleaning up the environment, or developing biofuels and sustainable manufacturing processes for a lighter environmental footprint.

Focus on Biochemistry with a Chemistry Concentration

The cross-disciplinary bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology is designed to provide a broad, integrated education in chemistry and biological sciences, with a primary focus on either discipline chosen as a concentration.

With a concentration in chemistry, you'll investigate cellular biochemical processes, progressing to the molecular scale. Biochemistry is the study of the structure, composition, and chemical reactions of substances in living systems. Explore the structures and functions of cellular components, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules.

You'll develop a strong grounding in the quantitative and physical sciences while working in our world-class research labs and applying the latest technology in DNA, RNA, and protein analysis; gene cloning and transformation; and chromatography.

About the Profession

Scientists with a background in biochemistry and molecular biology are the lifeblood of the biotechnology revolution, advancing research and developing biological products and processes that improve our quality of life and the health of the planet, in diverse industries: