Prospective Students

A BS in Biochemistry or Genetics will arm you with skillset required for success in graduate school, professional school, or a career in scientific industry. We invite you to explore our site and learn more about both degrees and ongoing research in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

What sets the Biochemistry and Genetics Programs apart?

  • More than 50% of our majors receive University, College, or BCBP Scholarships.
  • Nearly half of our majors graduate with honors.
  • All of our students participate in hand-on research; some even contribution to peer-reviewed publications!
  • First-year students are supported by the Genetics and Biochemistry Enrichment Experience (GaBEE), a series of meetings and workshops.
  • Our faculty continue to receive Distinguished Achievement Awards in teaching and research.

How can I get involved in research?

The best way to learn science is to do science! All BICH and GENE students must take 4 credit hours of research. Research experience solidifies concepts taught in the classroom and aids in the development of creative thinking and problem-solving skills.

International Students

Applying to an international university can be tricky. International Student Services is here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have as you apply to TAMU.

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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