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Biochemistry and Molecular Bio

They are two of the most fascinating areas of specialty in science today. But just what are biochemistry and molecular biology?

Combining elements of chemistry, biology, and mathematics, both fields of study seek to understand what makes up living things. Biochemistry focuses on the chemicals and processes that occur in living organisms, while molecular biology studies the molecules that make up living things and power biological activity. Plants, animals, people, even microorganisms: they all fall under this field of study.

Overseen by the Chemistry & Physics Department, Lincoln University offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. These programs provide you with a strong working knowledge of key concepts and topics while helping you to hone your research, laboratory, and communication skills.

A degree in biochemistry and molecular biology can prepare you for a wide range of careers. From medicine to agriculture to pharmaceuticals to food: any job focused on understanding living things and improving how they function falls into this field. With your major in biochemistry and molecular biology in hand, you'll be able to find and establish the specialized and highly sought-after career you've dreamed of.

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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program, you will be able to:

  1. Interpret and explain concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology covered in class.
  2. Solve complex problems utilizing critical thinking skills.
  3. Read and critically understand scientific papers and journals.
  4. Write lab reports and scientific papers according to guidelines of the American Chemical Society.
  5. Give scientific presentations.
  6. Design and formulate experiments to test or challenge hypotheses presented in the laboratory.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in the collection and analysis of data in the laboratory.
  8. Implement standard laboratory techniques and practice all safety procedures while working in the lab.

Courses and Requirements

Please see the current academic year University Catalog for more information on program requirements and detailed course descriptions.