Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major
THE MARQUETTE Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major
CONDUCT RESEARCH WITH INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN PROFESSORS. Work with them as they explore gene regulations, chemical signaling between cells and the structure of molecular motors — all using the latest techniques involving recombinant DNA, protein electrophoresis and bioinformatics. It's great preparation for a career in research or medicine.
Biochemistry and molecular biology majors get involved through:
- Biochemistry Majors Association
- Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society
- Biological Undergraduate Society
TWICE THE EXPERTISE. Twice the access. The biochemistry and molecular biology major capitalizes on the strengths of Marquette's biological sciences and chemistry departments, letting you tap into the resources of both: tissue culture and plant growth facilities, and spectroscopy labs including laser, nuclear magnetic resonance and X-ray diffraction facilities.
MACRO OPPORTUNITIES FOR MICRO EXPERTS. The upper Midwest is rapidly becoming the nation's hotbed for developments in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, food and drug research, and environmental research and protection — all jobs for which our biochemistry and molecular biology majors are well-prepared.
GUAM FIVE-O. Forensic science is a popular choice among our graduates. One of our biochemistry and molecular biology majors returned to her home on Guam to use her biochemical expertise to work in the Guam Police Department crime lab.
You might like the Biochemistry and molecular biology Major if you:
- Like biology and chemistry
- Are strong in science and math
- Like to work independently
- Enjoy lab work
What can you do with a major in biochemistry and molecular biology?
The biochemistry major is excellent preparation for a variety of careers as well as professional schools and graduate schools. Learn more about what you can do with a major in biochemistry and molecular biology.
The biochemistry and molecular biology major is a joint program of the departments of biology and chemistry. Other majors offered by the Department of Biological Sciences include the biological sciences major and the physiological sciences major.
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Suggested curriculum FOR A Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major
Your major courses blue.
- General Biology I & II
- General Chemistry I & II
- Calculus I
- Rhetoric and Composition I & II
- Calculus II
- Foreign Language I & II
- Cell Biology
- Organic Chemistry I & II
- Growth of Western Civilization I or II
- Introduction to Theology
- Philosophy of Human Nature
- Theory of Ethics
- General Physics I & II or General Physics with Calculus I & II
- Growth of Western Civ. I or II or Social-behavioral
- Science Elective
- Biochemistry and Molecular Basis of Biology
- Experimental Molecular Biology
- Physical Chemistry I & II
- Quantitative Analysis
- Diverse Cultures Elective
- Literature Electives
- Theology Elective
- Independent Study in Biology or Chemistry (Biology lab course may be substituted)
- Three Electives from Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Math
- Theology Elective