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Undergraduate Program Advising

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

Bioinformatics

bioinformaticsThis concentration provides the student with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology incorporating a strong background in the biochemical sciences along with a rigorous preparation in the field of computer science. The graduate will be able to either enter graduate school or directly enter a career requiring knowledge of bioinformatics. This exciting field applies computational and database skills to molecular biological problems. Practitioners routinely mine genomic databases for information relating to basic understanding of life processes as well as information providing clues for medical and agricultural advances. This program also constitutes a minor in computer science.

View the MSU undergraduate catalog for course work for a degree in Biochemistry in the bioinformatics concentration.

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Forensic Sciences

This concentration provides the student with a B.S. in Biochemistry incorporating a strong background in the biochemical sciences along with a rigorous preparation in the general area of criminology and forensics. Because of the ever increasing use of molecular sciences in forensics, graduates with this specialization should be employable by crime labs or by industry using DNA profiling or other biometric techniques.

View the MSU undergraduate catalog for course work for a degree in Biochemistry in the forensic science concentration.

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Science Concentration

ScienceThe Science concentration provides students with core classes towards a degree in biochemistry coupled with undergraduate research and/or internship requirements. Additional coursework as technical electives concentrate on cell biology, anatomy and/or physiology, with much of the coursework remaining flexible to allow students to explore specialized subject matter or broad areas of interest in the sciences. This concentration is intended for students that may pursue graduate research after their undergraduate degree, or those seeking to tailor a specialization to their interest or intended career track.

View the MSU undergraduate catalog for course work for a degree in Biochemistry in the science concentration.

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Entomology Concentration

entomologyThis concentration provides a student with a B.S. in Biochemistry but incorporates a focal area in entomology. Students receive excellent training in the biochemical sciences, coupled with general and specific entomology subject areas from which the student can choose subject matter in their areas of interest.

View the MSU undergraduate catalog for course work for a degree in Biochemistry in the entomology concentration.

For students that may be interested in the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) option, this concentration is available in the Agronomy B.S. degree program in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Contact Dr. Fred Musser (IPM advisor) at fm61@msstate.edu or 662-325-2974.

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Plant Pathology Concentration

plant pathologyThis concentration provides a student with a B.S. in Biochemistry but incorporates a focal area in plant pathology. Students receive excellent training in the biochemical sciences, coupled with general and specific plant pathology subject areas in plant disease epidemiology, pathology and disease identification/diagnostics.

View the MSU undergraduate catalog for course work for a degree in Biochemistry in the plant pathology concentration.

For students that may be interested in the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) option, this concentration is available in the Agronomy B.S. degree program in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Contact Dr. Fred Musser (IPM advisor) at fm61@msstate.edu or 662-325-2974.

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