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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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The biochemistry and molecular biology major combines the elements of a liberal education with thorough preparation in biochemistry and molecular biology and the underlying principles of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. It is intended primarily for those students who wish to pursue a career in which a sound knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology is necessary or for students who plan further studies at the graduate or professional level. 

Students may also complete this major through Lyman Briggs College


Graduates pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of biology, mathematics and chemistry. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Environmental and pollution control companies
  • Biotechnology industry
  • County, state and federal agencies
  • Clinical reference laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Food processing and dairy industries
  • Medical schools

Alumni work as: 

  • Biochemists
  • Biophysicists
  • Medical and clinical laboratory technologists
  • Food scientists and technologists
  • Forensic science technicians
  • Geneticists
  • Educators

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