Current Students

Current BCH Students

Undergraduate Program Advising

The Undergraduate Student Advising Guide details the programs and coursework required as part of the different concentrations within the Biochemistry Major.



Students may apply for university, college and departmental scholarships through one application. You can find the scholarship application once you logon to myState. Under the banner tab, select Financial Aid and Scholarships. The application is listed as Submit/Revise General Scholarship Application (16/17).

Scholarship deadline is February 15, 2016.

The department awards two additional scholarships. Please visit the scholarship page to learn more.


Research and Internships

Students interested in research are encouraged to do either a summer internship off-campus or a Directed Individual Study (DIS) research experience on-campus. Graduate schools and faculty you may apply to for an M.S. or Ph.D. program like to see research experience, research experience can result in an abstract or publication which looks great on a resume as an undergraduate, or when interviewing for entry into professional schools (medical school, veterinary, etc.) research and internship experiences make great talking points and demonstrate a commitment to your field. In addition, laboratory or field-based research opportunities give you invaluable hands-on experience and a chance to apply what you are learning in the classroom. Please visit our internship page to learn more.


Career Opportunities and Professional School Information

Biochemists, molecular biologists, entomologists, and plant pathologies are employed in a variety of industries concerned with genetic engineering, human and animal nutrition, processing of foods, development of drugs and other medications, manufacture of chemicals for a wide range of uses, in ecological studies, and also in the area of sales for biochemical products. They also participate in laboratory research in universities and colleges, in research institutes, in hospitals, forensic laboratories and in government installations. Please visit our careers page to learn more.


Students in the News

Students in biochemistry, molecular biology, entomology, and plant pathology are often in the news. Over half of the Goldwater Scholars at the university are biochemistry majors. Biochemistry majors excel in competition, social arenas, and research. Please visit our student news page to see what our students are doing.