What is Biochemistry at WVU like?
An interdisciplinary science, biochemistry is the study of living organisms and is essential in creating and testing new foods, drugs and agricultural techniques. It's ideal if you are interested in pursuing a career in a variety of health professions.
In addition to gaining basic and advanced scientific knowledge, Biochemistry students also graduate with degrees certified by either the American Chemical Society or the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
At a Glance
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Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:
American Chemical Society (ACS) Track
This track is more chemistry-focused; students are required to take calculus-based physics, two upper level chemistry classes and conduct research in the Department of Chemistry.
American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Track
This track is more biology-focused; students can take either calculus or trig-based physics, have an additional molecular biology course and a third biochemistry course.