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 the Genetics program at A&M because it is a small program at a large university. Not many universities offer a Bachelor’s degree in genetics and the degree program at A&M allows you to follow many career paths in the future. I like that the Biochemistry/Genetics program is small. You get to know people in your classes early on and you will continue to take classes together as you go through the program. The faculty are great and always willing to help. Since the class sizes are fairly small, you have the opportunity to build a relationship with your professors that you may not necessarily get in other programs. I plan on earning a Masters in Genetic Counseling. By being in a research lab, I have developed technical laboratory and investigative skills. Research is an integral part of genetic counseling so I will be well prepared for graduate school.

Rachael Meyer, 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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