Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB) is an interdisciplinary major that includes courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Students pursuing this major will explore the chemical interactions that underlie life's diversity.  As an interdisciplinary major, BCMB students have the unique opportunity of access to the resources (both physical and faculty) of both the Biology Department and Chemistry Department. 

It is the goal of this program to prepare majors for graduate study in biochemistry and molecular biology, post-baccalaureate study in the health sciences, and careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.


Sara Foster, BCMB ’10, was a finalist for the David S. Bruce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research which is sponsored by the American Physiological Society. She was presented with a certificate at a special poster session during the Experimental Biology meeting held in Anaheim, CA in April 2010.

She presented a poster at the meeting based on her research with Dr. Beth Bailey in the Biology Department. Her poster was titled “Cardiac enlargement during pregnancy may involve new myocyte formation.”

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