Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary major that draws upon faculty and courses in the departments of Biology and Chemistry. The major is administered by a committee of representatives from both departments and is designed to train students to solve complex problems associated with understanding the structure and function of biological molecules in the context of living systems. Students who fulfill the requirements will receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biochemistry. The program is appropriate for students pursuing graduate studies in biochemistry, medicine, or related fields. The major is also suitable for students interested in positions in the field of biotechnology after graduation.
Jim recently spent a semester studying abroad in Rome, Italy. He's currently working on a research project with Tom Ippoliti and Jayna Ditty on the development of new antibiotics. Jim is interested in pursuing a career in medicine.