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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. You get twice the research opportunities, twice the technology, and twice the faculty experts.
Biochemists and molecular biologists investigate the microcosm of biomolecules, studying biological chemistry to understand the molecular and genetic bases of life 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.
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, or harnessing the combined powers of chemistry and biology to revolutionize how we make make things.
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 the molecular basis of cellular processes. 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 and how they work together to make living organisms
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.
Tomorrow Needs Talented Biochemists
The demand for biochemists will grow 15% over the next decade. A bachelor of science degree in biochemistry prepares you for a successful career— you’ll have opportunities to solve real-world problems in many different areas like agriculture; biomedicine and pharmacology; genomics and molecular genetics; and forensic science and identification. Create sustainable agriculture. Develop greener energy and cleaner, leaner manufacturing processes. Develop tests to detect disease and the risk of developing or transmitting one. Identify criminals and victims at crime scenes.
Career Opportunities for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Majors
Your future career options are unlimited with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology majors. Career opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Analytical Chemist
- Clinical Lab Technician
- College or University Professor
- Environmental Consultant
- Forensic Scientist
- High School Chemistry Teacher
- Lab Technician
- Research Associate
- R&D Scientist
- Science Writer
- And more
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Michigan Tech Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Majors Have Been Hired By
The growing list of companies that have hired Michigan Tech chemistry graduates includes:
- Cayman Chemical
- Health Department of Northwest Michigan
- Neogen Corporation
- Prevention Genetics
- U.S. Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center