Minor in Biochemistry

Biochemistry examines the tiniest components of life science -- the cells -- which gives its students a uniquely formative view of living things.

When compared with broader-based subjects, Biochemistry is narrower in focus but no less important. Biochemistry 's exploration of cells and the chemical processes within them helps drive countless scientific advancements, including those aimed at eradicating disease and improving human health.

Why Is Biochemistry a Valuable Minor? 

As a minor, Biochemistry can complement virtually any life-science major. A Biology major who understands more about organisms at the cellular level is well-equipped to build a deeper understanding of the science behind all life.

Additionally, the laboratory experience that Biochemistry fosters is a great asset for virtually any student in the sciences. The same is true for the critical thinking skills the subject imparts.

Which Majors Pair Well With Biochemistry ?

Undergraduates who major in any of the following disciplines may find value in pursuing a minor in Biochemistry :

While not all majors at the University of Nevada, Reno require a minor -- see the course catalog for specific program requirements -- a minor in Biochemistry is a great complement to any major that emphasizes critical thinking and hands-on laboratory work.

What's Next?

If you are not already a student at the University of Nevada, Reno you can apply now, or simply browse more of the University's undergraduate minor programs. You may also wish to consider the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major.

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