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Biological Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry, in conjunction with the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BCMB) in the Division of the Biological Sciences, offers a B.S. degree in Biological Chemistry. By combining resources of both departments, students in this program are given the opportunity to study chemistry and physics of macromolecules, mechanisms of actions of enzymes and hormones, molecular and cellular biology, biotechnology, and other related fields. The program is designed to prepare students to enter a variety of interdisciplinary fields in biochemical and biophysical sciences. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue substantive research projects with a faculty member at facilities such as the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics.

A four-year joint degree program leading to a concurrent award of the B.S. in Biological Chemistry and the M.S. in Chemistry is available for a select group of students who have achieved advanced standing through their performance on placement or accreditation examinations.