Earn a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at UW-Eau Claire. You will have the opportunity to participate in collaborative research with outstanding faculty, use leading-edge facilities, and gain valuable experience that goes beyond the classroom.
At UW-Eau Claire, we are preparing graduates for a successful career in the high tech and often groundbreaking field of biochemistry and molecular biology. Many of our biochemistry and molecular biology majors go into research in government laboratories, medical research clinics and the biotechnology industry. Biochemistry and molecular biology will push you to be on the forefront of innovation, seeking a cure for a disease, genetically engineering new strains of crops, developing life-saving vaccines and medicines and more. You will have the opportunity to apply your molecular and biochemical knowledge in ways that could save lives and change the world for the better.
Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds. There are currently thousands of dollars in scholarships for students seeking a biochemistry and molecular biology degree from UW-Eau Claire.
Biochemistry and molecular biology scholarships
Several UW-Eau Claire students have received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship is considered to be the premier undergraduate award of its type in the United States in the field of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Goldwater scholars receive scholarships that cover the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees and room and board up to $7,500 for one or two years.
Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
UW-Eau Claire financial aid
Student support is one of our top priorities and we are here to help students and their families through the financial aid process. We strive to make the applications and payments as seamless as possible. Get in touch with our staff remotely or in-person through Blugold Central, our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. Our staff helps you learn how to pay for your education so you can get the most value out of your business degree.
Learn more about the financial aid process at UW-Eau Claire.
- Program length: Four Years
- Availability: Campus
- Biology Club
- Molecular Movement
- Pre-Professional Health Club
- Reef Team
- Tri Beta Society
UW-Eau Claire will empower you by providing innovative facilities and collaborative research opportunities. Our biochemistry and molecular biology degree program will prepare you with the technical expertise needed to be a successful scientist, while also giving you the tools to be a well-rounded professional with skills in communication, problem-solving, and creative thinking.
Innovative facilities and leading-edge technology. UW-Eau Claire's laboratories are well-equipped with up-to-date instruments, including a DNA synthesizer and sequencer, a liquid chromatograph/mass spectrometer, a confocal microscopy, a superconducting nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, a real-time PCR analyzer, and transmission and scanning electron microscopes to name a few! Having a biochemistry and molecular biology degree from UW-Eau Claire will prepare you for the ever-changing future in the science industry through transformative learning experiences, advanced facilities, and innovative approaches to solve problems creatively.
Collaborative research and internship opportunities. You will receive experience in problem-solving and in modern techniques, experimental design and data analysis. Through our student/ faculty collaborative research program, students participate in fascinating research projects (some of which are paid experiences or can be done for credit) while working one-on-one with a professor in their field and gaining in-depth knowledge for their careers or graduate school. These research experiences make UW-Eau Claire students competitive applicants for internships at Mayo Clinic and other prestigious facilities, and those internships in medical labs as a student often lead to full-time jobs after graduation.
Earning a biochemistry and molecular biology degree from UW-Eau Claire gives you many different career paths and opportunities. Ninety-nine percent of our graduates report that they are employed or continuing education.
Where our biochemistry and molecular biology degree alumni are now
- Laboratory Technologist, Medical College of WI, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Assistant Scientist, PDD, Inc., Middleton, Wisconsin
- Medical Student, UW-Madison Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin
- Scientist, Boston Scientific, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Nephrologist/Transplant Physician, Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
- Graduate School, Ph.D., Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Some job titles of our biochemistry and molecular biology degree holders
- Microbiology lab technician
- Associate researcher
- Cellular biologist
- Medical technologist
- Forensic scientist
Coming to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been one of the best decisions I have made in my young professional career. UWEC has allowed me to receive a great liberal education with an emphasis in Chemistry. One of the greatest aspects of UWEC is the faculty to student ratio. You truly are able to learn so much about your professors.
UW-Eau Claire biochemistry and 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 will provide you with a solid foundation in both chemistry and the biological sciences.
Graduation requirements for biochemistry and molecular biology degree
Liberal Education Core (36 credits)
Biology Course Requirements (minimum of 26 credits)
Chemistry Course Requirements (minimum of 30 credits)
Other Course Requirements (minimum of 13 credits)
View more in course catalog.
Top classes for biochemistry and molecular biology degree majors
Advanced Cell and Molecular Lab