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The biochemistry undergraduate program is one of the largest in the U.S., and is accredited by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).  Many of our Biochemistry majors are involved in undergraduate research in a diverse range of areas, including molecular biology, drug discovery, cell biology, plant biochemistry, infectious diseases, cancer biology, enzyme regulation, metabolism, analytical biochemistry, and molecular modeling. Our goal is to provide aspiring molecular life scientists with the opportunity to obtain a world class education by engaging in a program of instruction that emphasizes:

-          Critical thinking

-          Rigorous and effective application of the scientific method

-          Quantitative analysis

-          Fundamental chemical, biological, and physical principles

-          Clear and accurate written and verbal communication

-          Intensive experiential learning activities
 

The BS programs starts with BCHM 1014, our First Year Experience in Biochemistry course, where students are assisted by peer mentors, and learn about modern research approaches and careers. Our second year course, BCHM 2114, is designed to help students master quantitative reasoning skills needed for success in upper level science courses. BCHM 4115-4116 is our year-long majors biochemistry course which introduces advanced concepts, problem-solving approaches, data analysis and experimental design. Our capstone, six-credit Biochemistry laboratory course (BCHM 4124) is taught by Faculty dedicated to helping students master both the understanding of concepts and expertise required for biochemical experimentation.

Contact

David Lally
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Department of Biochemistry
340 West Campus Drive
106 Engel Hall
540-231-9524
dlally@vt.edu

 

David Bevan
Undergraduate Director
360 West Campus Drive
201 Fralin Hall
540-231-5040
drbevan@vt.edu

 

Tim Larson
Undergraduate Director
360 West Campus Drive
202 Fralin Hall
540-231-7060
tilarson@vt.edu