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 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