Biochemistry, BS

Biochemistry, BS

Biochemists are transforming the future, creating life-saving medicines, designing synthetic meats, and altering DNA itself.

Using a balance of theoretical and experimental work, our program will provide you with a foundational understanding of this essential and exciting field. Guided by our renowned, approachable faculty, you’ll hone your ability to reason through unfamiliar problems, the tools to investigate topics in-depth, and the communication skills needed to share information with others. With our small class sizes and proximity to “Biotech Bay,” you can make connections through our tight-knit community of difference-makers.

You will graduate from our program well-equipped for a career in biotechnology, academia, medicine, and beyond.


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By majoring in biochemistry, students will fulfill many learning outcomes that can be arranged under three broad categories:

  1. Obtain a solid foundation in the fundamental language and concepts of biochemical and an understanding of issues at the forefront of the discipline
  2. Develop skills required for critical thinking and independent investigation
  3. Develop skills in communication and collaboration.

Saint Mary's Testimonials

“The Biochemistry program at Saint Mary’s College helped me to develop scientific skills in both the lab and in theory. The professors are always willing to help you out and provide guidance and assistance whenever you need it. My Biochemistry cohort was composed of some of the best people I have ever met. The biology, chemistry, and physics courses allowed me to be well-rounded in the sciences. Expectations are high, but the community is always there to help when you need it.”

Jacinto Obregon, '21


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