As a biochemistry major, you'll fully explore the depths of research, integrating both lab and lecture material.
Graduating from William Jewell with a degree in biochemistry ensures you will have an understanding of the fundamental concepts of biochemistry in the areas of organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, cellular metabolism, biological macromolecule structure/function and genetic principles. Faculty will help you develop effective biochemical communication skills, including reading, writing and oral presentations. You will be competent in producing, recording and reporting laboratory data, as well as designing and conducting meaningful biochemical research.
Real Lab Experience
Biochemists need a laboratory to be successful. We've got seven undergraduate research labs led by faculty mentors and teams including biology and chemistry majors. We've got the latest equipment, including a 3D stereolithography printer, spectrometers (NMR, FTIR, UV/Vis, AAS), chromatographs (GC/FID, GC/MS), flow cytometry, a fluorescence microscope and molecular design workstations.
Some biochemistry students choose to add a second major in areas including Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry, mathematics, psychological science or physics. The Department also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry.