Department of

Biochemistry


Study life on the molecular level. 

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Biochemistry

More than Memorization

Beloit College’s biochemistry program is unique in the nation. With a degree in biochemistry from Beloit, you will learn to understand—not memorize—the basis for the biological revolution occurring in our world. Stem cells, cloning, telomeres, aging, gene therapy—these are the issues facing biochemists and molecular biologists today. 

Our hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum ask students to develop their own understanding and to communicate it to others to create a deeper knowledge of the chemical basis for biological processes.

Learning and Doing

Our goal is for students to do what biochemists actually do. Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary field supported by the biology and chemistry departments. Students use sophisticated techniques and instruments in both departments to develop a molecular understanding of biomolecules and biomolecular processes.

Biochemistry students develop necessary skills for employment and further education and training in pharmacy, medicine, biology, chemistry, and biochemistry. Biochemists are key members of interdisciplinary teams in medicine, environmental research, and biotechnology.

More than 90 percent go on for an advanced degree, not only the M.D. or Ph.D., but for M.B.A. and law degrees as well. Our graduates become doctors and researchers in academia, government, and industry, and they also go on to become lawyers, investment bankers, political advisors, and business executives.

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Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Beloit faculty and students are contributing to much needed research aimed at fighting antibiotic resistance.

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Join us on Student Symposium Day for an info session on the School of Media & Arts and School of Environment & Sustainability, followed by a celebration!

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Successful careers in medicine, research, and public health are not uncommon among Beloit College graduates. 

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