We are excited to continue our tradition of engaging the best and brightest at Virginia Tech in the Biochemistry department, which we have been doing for over 50 years. Biochemistry explores the details of the molecular processes underpinning all life. Consequently, a degree in biochemistry prepares you to contribute to a variety of life science and engineering disciplines including human or veterinary medicine, pharmacy, agriculture and sustainability, metabolic engineering and synthetic biology. Faculty in our current department have expertise in humans, animals, plants and microbes, which share the majority of their biochemical pathways. We feel strongly that a well-educated biochemist is prepared to deal with the biochemistry of any organism. Our dedication to providing a high quality degree program for our students is reflected in our current ranking as the fourth top land-grant Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biochemistry program in the U.S. (from College Factual).