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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Initially, I didn’t really know what was involved with biochemistry and its role in medicine, but after freshman year, I learned how Biochemistry draws information and techniques from different disciplines across basic science such as chemistry, biology, and physics and integrates them into one subject. I enjoy the atmosphere of the Biochemistry and Genetics department because of the sense of collaboration and teamwork between students. The staff is always supportive and eager to help us understand the information and serve as mentors for us by answering any questions about my future and career choice. Whenever I’m not in lab, I am hanging out with friends or participating in Tradition based organizations. I also love to stay active and enjoy time outside.

Michael Teve, Undergraduate