Biochemistry is at the interface of biology and chemistry, focusing on explaining living systems at the cellular and chemical level. The biochemistry major at Eastern is built upon and fosters strong student-faculty interactions through small classes and collaborative research opportunities as well as through substantial hands-on learning experiences using state-of-the art instruments, equipment, and software. Courses in the major are taught by a well-trained and dedicated cohort of PhD. faculty with a strong record of research. The faculty have high expectations for biochemistry majors and they are equally committed to their success. Effective communication is stressed throughout the curriculum in written lab reports as well as our seminar program, and a number of our majors present their research work at local, regional, or national meetings in the field.
Our goal is to help you become a well-trained biochemist and prepare you for the next step in your chosen career path. Whether you are planning to pursue a graduate or professional degree, to teach, or to seek employment in the biochemical or related industries upon graduation, our programs are designed to help you achieve your goals. The BS biochemistry program is certified by the American Chemical Society, and provides students with needed skills for entry level biochemist positions in industry or government as well as prepare students for advanced study in chemistry, biochemistry, or related disciplines. It also serves as an excellent gateway to health professional schools (medical / physician's assistant, pharmacy, dental, veterinary, etc) after graduation. The department also offers an accelerated MS (also known as BS/MS) program which is available to motivated students desiring to earn both Bachelor's and Master's degrees within a five-year period.
Degree: BA in Chemistry, BS in Chemistry, BS in Biochemistry
Accreditation: BS Certified by American Chemical Society