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What is biochemistry and molecular biology?

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.

Career paths

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

Highlights

Student success

OSU Student, Hayden Linse, in front of Noble Research Center

“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


Fast fact

Up to 40% of graduates are accepted to postgraduate health programs such as medical school.

Accredited program

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.

 Biochem student using an OSU research opportunity


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