Point of Pride
of 2020-22 biochem graduates who applied were accepted into medical or dental school
Use your imagination, ingenuity and understanding of the basics of living processes to unlock life’s mysteries and improve the quality of life. Combine the tools of biology, chemistry and genetics to fight human disease, increase production and quality of food, and protect the environment.
- Genetic Counselor
- FBI Forensic Scientist
CLASSES YOU MIGHT TAKE
- General Genetics
- Organic Chemistry
- Macromolecular Structure and Function
- Analytic Geometry and Calculus
- Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems
- Four-year plan
- Download sample course of study for premed students (PDF)
- Download sample course of study for industry-bound students (PDF)
One of the many unique experiences available for biochemistry students is participating in an industry tour specific to the degree program. The Biochemistry Industry Tour involves visiting life sciences companies, laboratories and more!
INTERNSHIPS & EMPLOYMENT
Thermo Fischer Scientific • Eurofins/Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing • Aurora Organic Dairy • Pfizer • Avero Diagnostics • Scribe America • Abbott Laboratories
Students interested in graduating with departmental honors can sign up for the Biochemistry Honors Program. To be accepted, you must have earned 30 hours of credit and must have at least a 3.3 MU cumulative GPA. Transfer students must have completed at least 15 hours of credit through MU. You must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. If your GPA falls below 3.3, you will have two semesters to raise the GPA to a 3.3. You must apply at least one semester prior to completing your degree.
All students admitted to the Honors Program are required to complete an Honors Thesis to earn the privilege of graduating with departmental honors. This requires both a written thesis and an oral presentation of the thesis; it should be planned and approved by your Honors Advisory Committee (two faculty) and undergraduate advisor chair. For more information, contact the Director of Undergraduate Advising, Dr. Shari Freyermuth (firstname.lastname@example.org).