Explore the intersection of life sciences, biology, physical sciences and chemistry as a biochemistry major at Wilkes. You’ll gain a solid foundation in chemical and biological principles, preparing for career opportunities in biochemical or pharmaceutical industries, government laboratories and academia.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Major, Minor||On Campus||120-124 (22 for minor)|
Why Study Biochemistry at Wilkes?
Begin using state-of-the-art chemical instruments in your freshman year. Conduct research side by side with expert professors.
The department possesses a wide range of modern spectroscopic and separations instruments, thermal analysis facilities, and equipment for synthesis and analysis. In addition, students can access the bioinformatics center and genomics-molecular biology center in the Department of Biology and Health Sciences.
The program is approved by the American Chemical Society, and students graduating with a BS in biochemistry are certified for membership. The comprehensive curriculum and hands-on experience offer great preparation for graduate or professional school, and they make Wilkes grads sought-after employees.
The fourth year of the program is dedicated to cooperative research, a useful option for students selected in the Premedical Scholars program.
What Will You Learn as a Biochemistry Student?
- You’ll explore a comprehensive curriculum in analytical, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, as well as biochemistry.
- Get hands-on experience with a vast array of instruments, including the region’s largest nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.
- Develop written and oral scientific skills that enhance your ability to communicate effectively in any setting.