The biochemistry program prepares students for research careers in academic, biomedical, and industrial settings. The program also provides a solid background in contemporary biological science and chemistry for students who plan careers in health care, business, and environmental studies. The biochemistry major is particularly suited to students who plan to go on to graduate training in biochemical and molecular research or a variety of professional health care programs. Modern biochemistry employs an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the molecular phenomena of living systems and the application of chemical concepts to the development of novel molecular and biophysical technologies. Hamline majors complete introductory coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, and then further their studies with upper-level elective courses in related areas. All biochemistry majors are required to complete an independent research project. Students completing the biochemistry major will be eligible for the Bachelor of Science degree.
Biochemistry program director: Betsy Martinez-Vaz, Biology department.