The study of biochemistry and molecular biology links the chemical, physical and biological
sciences. You will apply concepts and methods of chemistry and physics to the fundamental
problems of biology, in the classroom and the laboratory.
Why biochemistry and molecular biology at OSU?
You will build a strong foundation in physical and biological sciences, with coursework
tailored to meet your career goals. All of our degree tracks can prepare you for an
excellent career in science or health care fields, including medicine and veterinary
science. OSU's program is the only American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology accredited program in the state and one of only a handful in the entire country.
All of our degree tracks help prepare you for an excellent career in science or in
any of the professional health care fields, including medicine and veterinary science.
$1.7million in CASNR undergrad scholarships
awarded by the college and its departments annually
“My favorite part of the classes I’m taking is they are so hands-on. You’re
learning new things and doing novel research that is getting published in papers and
people are using across the world.”
- Hayden Linse Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Up to 40% of graduates are accepted to postgraduate health programs such as medical
OSU has the only American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology accredited
biochemistry and molecular biology program in the state. The program is one of only
a handful in the entire country.
Faculty mentoring program
To provide you with additional career and academic advice, the department’s faculty-mentoring
program gives you quality time with one of many outstanding faculty members. Faculty
members give new students the opportunity to find out how they completed their education
and what motivated them to be the professional they are today. Faculty advisors in
the department can also help you apply for summer internships nationwide, and will
draw from their own career experiences to provide you with both research training
and personal mentoring.
Undergraduate research opportunities
In the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, you will be encouraged to
participate in a guided research experience. You can become involved with a research
laboratory as early as you wish, even during your freshman year. This kind of hands-on
experience will help you learn how to think like a scientist.