What is Biochemistry?
- Biochemists study the natural world at a cellular level to better understand the chemical and physical processes that govern living cells.
- Biochemistry investigates the structures, interactions, and activities of nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates.
What can I do with a BS in Biochemistry?
A BS in Biochemistry equips students with the skillset required for success in graduate, medical, or professional school. Many of our students opt to join the workforce, securing positions in biotechnology and pharmaceutical research.
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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.
Biochemistry and Genetics curriculum
Review the coursework and degree plans for both degrees here.
How do I minor in Biochemistry or Genetics?
A biochemistry or genetics minor is a great complement to other STEM degrees. Learn more here!
How can I get involved in research?
Experience the thrill of discovery firsthand!
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