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Help find the cure for a deadly disease. Genetically engineer a new line of drought-resistant crops. Get started on your path to one of these or many other rewarding careers with a degree in biochemistry & molecular biology. It's a comprehensive major that propels you into some of the most high-tech, cutting edge jobs you can imagine. 

You'll become well-versed in cell structure and function, chemical processes in living things, interactions between DNA and RNA, and more. This major is also great preparation for admission to medical, dental, or any other pre-professional health school or program.


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Comprehensive Biochemistry + Molecular Biology Major

79 credits/no minor required

Biochemistry/molecular biology students study how molecules control heredity, development, aging and mental activity, as well as how abnormalities in these molecules can lead to diseases such as cancer. This comprehensive, interdisciplinary major is a laboratory-intensive bachelor of science program that provides students with a solid foundation in both chemistry and the biological sciences.

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To change your major to biochemistry + molecular biology, please contact the Biology Department using the information below, and they will help you get going!

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