Learn how living things work at a molecular level: what cells are made of, how they grow and divide, where they get their energy and much more. Discover the microscopic mechanisms of health and disease, and be equipped for careers in health, biomedical research, or anything related to the chemistry of life.

The biochemistry program at Calvin studies the nature and behavior of matter, with particular attention paid to the complex macromolecules of living systems: proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids.

When you graduate with a biochemistry degree at Calvin, you’ll be prepared to understand and solve modern biochemical problems, and be well equipped for careers as diverse as medicine, analytical chemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy, and education, just to name a few.

Course Requirements


The prerequisite to enter the biochemistry program is a minimum average of "C" (2.0) in Chemistry 104 and in one course from Chemistry 201, 253, or 261.


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