An Interdisciplinary Program Featuring Capstone Mentored Research
CMU's Biochemistry (B.S., B.A.) program is an interdisciplinary biochemistry program providing students with fundamental knowledge and a broadly applicable skillset in biochemistry & molecular biology obtained through rigorous coursework, hands-on laboratory experiences, and mentored research.
CMU is the only public university in Michigan to have a required thesis-based research capstone for all chemistry and biochemistry majors. Every student works one-on-one with a faculty member to design and execute a research project, then communicate their findings through a written thesis and a poster presentation. Biochemistry majors have the flexibility to work with faculty form various Departments and Colleges, including Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biology, Neuroscience, and the College of Medicine. Many students publish in peer-reviewed journals and travel to present their work at regional or national scientific meetings. See our undergraduate capstone research page for more information.
Together, the Biochemistry (B.S., B.A.) degree's curriculum and distinctive capstone research experience provide all of our majors with a rigorous preparation for employment or continued education in various life sciences disciplines and health professions.
CMU's Biochemistry program is accredited by the
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
The Biochemistry B.S. and B.A. degrees differ in their liberal arts emphases but otherwise have identical course requirements totaling 69-71 credit hours. Review these program requirements with an
who will help you plan your coursework.