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School of Adult and Graduate Education
610-740-3770
sage@cedarcrest.edu

Traditional Admissions
800-360-1222
610-740-3780
admissions@cedarcrest.edu

Marianne Staretz
Director/Associate Professor, Chemistry
mestaret@cedarcrest.edu
610-437-4471 ext. 3608

Biochemistry Major

Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of life. As a biochemistry major at Cedar Crest College, you will study the chemistry of molecules found in living organisms—particularly proteins, DNA/RNA, lipids and carbohydrates—in state-of-the-art labs equipped with the latest technology and instrumentation.

American Chemical Society

Our biochemistry major combines chemistry and biology coursework with considerable emphasis on the laboratory experience. It is designed to prepare you for graduate studies or for employment in industry, education, or the medical professions. Emerging career options involving the chemistry of living systems include:

  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical research
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • And more

Program Options

At Cedar Crest College, you may choose any of the following tracks when studying biochemistry at the undergraduate level:

  • A bachelor of science in biochemistry
  • A co-major in biochemistry and forensic science
  • A bachelor of science in biochemistry combined with a non-science major or minor, such as dance or global studies

Program Details

Some important information about the biochemistry major at Cedar Crest College:

  • Through theoretical studies and laboratory experience, you will learn valuable critical thinking skills, research and oral presentation skills.
  • Because this is a highly structured program, it is recommended that students interested in the biochemistry major consult the program advisor early in their academic sequence.
  • As a capstone experience, juniors and seniors complete either a departmental research project or a corporate internship, which is summarized in a seminar presentation.