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About the Program

The Biochemistry major provides students with an integrated education in biochemistry that brings together the basics of biochemistry and its application to biological systems. The major takes advantage of the diversity of molecular/biochemical research and coursework that is offered at Rutgers at SEBS and the other schools. Students will apply their basic understanding of biochemistry to a specific area of interest, ranging from toxicology /pharmacology, to food and nutritional sciences, microbiology, animal science, and plant biology. This redesigned and enhanced curriculum follows the recommendations of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and has components of both a traditional course-centered approach to teaching and the more current content- and outcome-centered approach. The purpose of the major is to prepare students for futures in science, either through obtaining advanced degrees or through entering the workforce in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological and chemical industries, government service, communications, law and many other fields.

Program Learning Goals

Upon graduation, students will be able:

  1. To explain fundamental concepts in chemistry, physiology, evolution and biochemistry.
  2. To perform and describe state of the art laboratory techniques in biochemistry, and be able to design follow up experiments.
  3. To communicate science effectively in both written and oral formats.
  4. To think in an integrated manner, and be able to assess data.