A major in Biochemistry is independent and profoundly collaborative, a central science and prepares students for rewarding careers in industry, academia, and the public sector (government). This major also provide a strong background for pursuing advanced work in medicine, business, and law. Students receive personalized attention and real laboratory experience on meaningful research projects.
Courses throughout the physical science curriculum discuss the relevance of scientific principles to public policy and social issues. Students lend their growing expertise to projects that examine exposure to lead and other heavy metals as well as the quality of local water. Students are encouraged, particularly through the local chapter of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates, to engage local schools and organizations such as the Girl Scouts in hands-on experience with science and tutoring.