BIOCHEMISTRY IS THE STUDY OF THE CHEMICAL PROCESSES OF LIVING SYSTEMS AND THE MOLECULAR BASIS FOR CHANGES THAT OCCUR IN LIVING CELLS. It focuses on the structures and functions of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules, energy acquisition and use in cells and organisms, communication within and between cells, and regulation of these processes.
Over the last half century, biochemistry has emerged as a field distinct from chemistry and biology, yet it is still grounded in fundamental concepts from these fields. It encompasses medical, agricultural, and environmental issues, making it an attractive area of study for students.
The Biochemistry major prepares students for pre-health professions, graduate studies or employment in biochemistry. The Biochemistry major is based in the Chemistry Department, with substantial supporting work done in the Biology Department. Our classes feature small group work, and students use modern research equipment in the biochemistry laboratory.
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