The Undergraduate Concentration in Biochemistry

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The biochemistry major is designed to equip students with a broad understanding of the chemical and molecular events involved in biological processes. The biochemistry concentration provides a foundation for careers in medicine, biotechnology, or research in all branches of the biological sciences.

The general aim of the concentration is to ensure that the students first learn the necessary chemical and physical chemical background and then the basic principles and observation of biochemistry and molecular biology .The department also offers a variety of introductory and advanced courses in more specialized subjects such as neurobiology, X-ray crystallography, and physical biochemistry. These courses sample the range of subjects that can be studied by biochemical methods and from a biochemical point of view.

Students who are interested in concentrating in Biochemistry should speak with the department advising head.

Dan Oprian, Undergraduate Advising Head
Telephone: 781-736-2322
Office: Volen 407


415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453 (781) 736-2000