Biochemistry

Biochemistry bridges the biological sciences and chemistry.

This degree program is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the structural and functional relationships between the chemical constituents of cells and their roles in life processes. The requirements include courses in biological sciences and chemistry, and appropriate courses in mathematics and physics. The degree in biochemistry prepares a student for careers in industry, medicine, teaching and research.

Biochemistry Program Chair: Dr. Peter Oelkers
Concentration Advisor: Dr. Rachel Pricer

Degree Requirements

The biochemistry program is part of the Department of Natural Sciences in the College of Arts, Science and Letters. Careful planning is required to complete this program in four years. Students considering a concentration in biochemistry are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor as early as possible.

The biochemistry faculty advisors are Marilee Benore, Peter Oelkers, and Sheila Smith.

COVID-19 Update

Our laboratories will offer a combination of virtual experience, simulation and demonstration to provide as close to a true laboratory experience as possible.

Students taking Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Geology can expect a rigorous curriculum that will provide both lecture and laboratory experience yet maintain social distancing.

Biochemistry Major: Quinlan Doctrove

Student Clubs & Organizations

Students may also be interested in other clubs and organizations in Natural Sciences, throughout CASL, and across campus.

Department of Natural Sciences

114 - Science Faculty Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5277
Fax: 313-593-4937