An Interdepartmental Major

Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary major offered by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, allowing students to explore the chemistry of biological systems. Biochemistry includes fields we call biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, as well as other molecular aspects of the life sciences. It deals with the structure, function, and regulation of cellular components and biologically active molecules, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Expertise in biochemistry is central to breakthroughs in DNA technology, drug discovery and design, and molecular approaches to disease.