Major (no minor)
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Critical thinking and application through experiential learning in the laboratory and small classes. Individualized mentorship by esteemed faculty. Innovative work. These are distinguishing characteristics of the biochemistry major at Union.
Biochemistry integrates chemical, cellular and molecular approaches to the study of biological processes. As such, it plays a critical role in the practice of science and in the world at large. It is through biochemistry that scientists have achieved breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, diabetes, obesity, addiction, Alzheimer’s and other diseases that affect humans, animals and plants. Biochemistry also informs and complements emerging areas of research in such diverse fields as proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics and genetic engineering.