Bachelor of Science Programs in Biochemistry & Genetics

Housed within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Biochemistry and Genetics undergraduate programs were coupling research experience and academics long before it became fashionable. All BICH and GENE majors are required to conduct research and submit a senior thesis. Our BS in Biochemistry is recognized and accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) for upholding the highest standards of quality and innovation in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology education.


I chose to major in biochemistry because I saw how it was uniquely positioned within the sciences. There are a lot of different and difficult science majors at A&M, but biochemistry allows an integrated approach that encourages the student to understand the “why” behind the macroscopic while not being too narrow in the microscopic. I wanted to be challenged not to be satisfied with surface level information and push beyond what was currently known. One big lesson I’ve learned is that the more you know, the more you realized how much you do not know. As I took more advanced courses, the more questions I had many of which could not be answered with current knowledge. I plan on attending medical school after I graduate. This program has allowed me to develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills that will allow me to be a better doctor in the future.

Tiffany Gunnels, Undergraduate

Research-based majors in fundamental life sciences

There are many diverse Life Sciences majors at Texas A&M. Biochemistry and Genetics are for students who want the rewards of a challenging research-oriented undergraduate experience.

How do I minor in Biochemistry or Genetics?

A biochemistry or genetics minor is a great complement to other STEM degrees. Learn more here!

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