BS in Biochemistry for Pre-Health Majors

Earn your bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from TWU.

Our bachelor's degree in biochemistry will prepare you for graduate work in biochemistry, a career in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry, or admission into medically-related professional programs. This program offers flexibility in its upper division courses, so that you may tailor the program to suit your individual professional goals. If you are interested in medically-related programs, it is recommended that you choose upper-division biology courses. If you are more interested in graduate work in biochemistry, it is recommended that you choose upper division chemistry courses.

Program features

Unparalleled research opportunities

As an undergraduate student, you will participate in cutting-edge research with knowledgeable faculty. You will have opportunities to present your work at local, regional and national scientific conferences. Many of our undergraduate students are co-authors on peer-reviewed papers published in prestigious journals such as The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ACS Omega, Biochemical Biophysical Research Communications, and Journal of the American Chemical Society.

State of the art facilities

Learn the theory and practice of instrumental analysis in our outstanding, state of the art chemistry laboratories. Our undergraduate teaching labs are equipped with instrumentation such as GC-MS, AA Spectrometer, UV/Vis and fluorescence spectrometers, and a 90 MHz NMR spectrometer.

A network of successful alumni

Our undergraduate students have gone on to Ph.D. programs at institutions such as Washington University, Duke University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

A culture of safety and sustainability

The development of GLPs (Good Laboratory Practices) includes learning and using safe practices in the chemical laboratory. We have developed a culture in which safety is both a personal and social responsibility. We are also incorporating more environmentally sound practices into our undergraduate laboratory courses. As an example of "Green Chemistry" in action, we have incorporated microwave synthesis experiments into our second-year organic lab.

Award-winning faculty and curriculum

For “graduating chemists with civic lenses” and addressing such social issues as sustainability, water quality and safety, the TWU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was recently singled out for special recognition by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Faculty from the department also received the William E. Bennet Award, presented by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, for their success in promoting civic engagement and social responsibility through their courses and degree programs.

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