Discover BMB at BU
The mission of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) program, founded in 1992, is to provide a roadmap for students to navigate the great many discoveries and breakthrough technologies occurring on an almost daily basis in the biomedical and biotechnological sciences. This mission is being accomplished by providing undergraduates with a strong foundation in biology and chemistry, followed by more focused advanced courses and the opportunity to conduct research within these disciplines. Graduates with a BMB degree compete successfully for both admissions to top advanced degree programs in the biomedical sciences (research and medicine) and in obtaining positions in the biotechnology workforce.
What Do Biochemistry and Molecular Biologists Do?
- Academic careers in laboratory research and teaching
- Medical Careers in clinical practice, research, and teaching
- Research in the agricultural, biomedical, biotechnology, chemical, consumer products, and pharmaceutical industries
- 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
Where Are Our Alumni Now?
- Ph.D. programs at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MIT
- Post Baccalaureate program at Novartis
- MD programs at Boston University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medical School
- Columbia Law School
- Proteomics Platform at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
- Clinical research associate for Johnson and Johnson