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Biochemistry & molecular biology

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. You'll unlock the secrets within cells.

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Earn a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Biotechnology. You'll graduate with two degrees and the theoretical knowledge, technical skills and real-world experience of a well-trained researcher.

Biochemistry students in lab

Master of Science in Biochemistry

The academic environment is lively and highly interactive, as represented by a diverse, interdisciplinary seminar program sponsored in conjunction with other related departments.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry

The program of study includes lecture courses, laboratory rotations, journal club presentations and discussion groups, a qualifying written and oral examination, dissertation research and one or more semesters of teaching experience.

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As a member of the Wolf Pack family and our department, you'll receive hands-on lab experiences, real-world community engagement opportunities and a science-based education that will set you up for success.




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Help provide students with critical support needed to continue their University education, despite facing unexpected challenges associated with COVID-19 or other emergencies.

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