I chose the biochemistry program at Texas A&M because I knew I wanted to go into a career in the medical field but first wanted to get a better understanding of the body on a molecular level. One of the biggest lessons I have learned as an undergraduate is that there will be a learning curve. There is a lot of information to learn in this field, which can be frustrating at times, but with experience, you will be given many opportunities to learn and become a great scientist! The best part of the biochemistry program is the undergraduate research program. It allows students hands on experience of techniques read about in the classroom and allows the opportunity for students to graduate with their name in a publication, which looks great on a resume.
Biochemists, geneticists, and molecular biologists have been leaders in the revolution, exploring the tiny realms inside cells, understanding the development of illness, and searching for ways to improve life on Earth. Few fields are so interesting, so challenging, and so potentially rewarding. Career prospects seem bright for someone trained within molecular life sciences. And so, the greater a person’s education, the greater the potential for rewards.
What can you do with a B.S.?
Value of a B.S. in biochemistry or genetics
- A B.S. in biochemistry or genetics opens doors to graduate, medical, dental, and veterinary school as well as law and business school.
- Our graduates are well-prepared for graduate and professional school with over 60% of our graduates being accepted into graduate school
- A third of graduates enter the scientific industry each year