Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Major

Major or Minor

Are you interested in fields such as chemical or pharmaceutical labs? A biochemistry & molecular biology degree from Bethel University provides excellent preparation with a Christian foundation. Choose to work in the food industry, biotechnology, forensics and more.

Bethel University academics psychology

95%

of students who seek employment in their field directly after graduation find a relevant position within one year. (2010 – present)

85+%

of students who apply to medical school are accepted, 2x the national average.

100%

of labs are taught by Bethel professors

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Major

Bachelor of Science (BS) Program – 4 years

Courses include:

  • Foundational work in Chemistry and Biology
  • Upper-level courses in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics
  • Integration of faith and science 
  • The opportunity to do research

This degree usually includes the completion of a minor in chemistry.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Minor

Courses include:

  • Foundational work in Chemistry and Biology
  • Courses in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics
  • Integration of faith and science
  • The opportunity to do research

Prepare for an exciting future as a:

  • Medical doctor
  • Physician assistant
  • Biochemist
  • Research scientist
  • Laboratory technician

The employment outlook for biochemists and biophysicists is growing at 6% (as fast as average) for 2018-2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For chemists and materials scientists, job growth is 4% for that same period. These are just two career areas for this major.

You’ll gain career-shaping skills such as:

  • General laboratory skills (microscopy, pipetting, molecular biology, chemistry)
  • How to design and perform your own experiments
  • In-depth knowledge of cells and molecules, and the chemistry and biochemistry associated with that knowledge
  • How God’s creation proclaims His name

Explore opportunities for internships at:

  • Elkhart County Health Department
  • NSF-REU programs
  • Walmart Pharmacy
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Local hospitals

“I felt Bethel prepared me well for applying to medical school. The professors helped me gain understanding in preparing for the MCAT; they helped me develop study skills and skills in learning.”

Paul Cooke ’20

Doctor of Osteopathy, Marian University, Biochemistry Major

19.03.27 Bethel strong academics

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Major Highlights

For students interested in immediate employment or more training in fields such as chemical or pharmaceutical labs, a biochemistry & molecular biology degree provides excellent preparation. Choose to work in the food industry, biotechnology, forensics and more. This degree usually includes the completion of a minor in chemistry.

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