Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


What is Biochemistry and Molecular Biology?

The study of life is the study of chemical processes. A major in biochemistry and molecular biology trains you in the experimental techniques used to probe the structures and functions of biologically important molecules. The strong laboratory and research focus of this major prepares you for graduate study or to enter careers in high-growth areas such as biotechnology and health care research.

What Do Biochemistry and Molecular Biologists Do?

  • Academia careers in laboratory research and teaching
  • Government and service research within federal agencies such as the FDA, NIH, EPA or state and local health departments
  • Legal careers in forensics, patent law, regulatory agencies
  • Medical Careers in clinical practice, research, and teaching
  • Research in the agricultural, biomedical, biotechnology, chemical, consumer products, and pharmaceutical industries

Where Are Our Alumni Now?

  • PhD Programs in Biology at MIT, Biochemistry at Stanford University, Development & Stem Cell Biology at Duke University, as well as many other programs around the country
  • Medical Schools at Harvard, Georgetown, University of Chicago, Duke, Texas, Singapore, and others
  • Associate Scientist, Vertex Inc., Monsanto, Genzyme
  • Postbaccalaureate fellowship, NIH Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • MD/MBA Program, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Postgraduate research fellow, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard Medical School
  • Laboratory Technician, MIT Biology Department, University of California, San Francisco
  • Translational Research Center in Biomedical Sciences, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan