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Biochemistry Program

Student in chemistry lab

Undergraduate Programs

The Biochemistry degree prepares you for many avenues of science and is a strong start for admittance into graduate and professional schools. Our program is a cooperative program of the Biology and Chemistry departments and offers students state-of-the-art equipment in a high-quality program with small class sizes.


BS in Biochemistry

Minor in Biochemistry



Students with mushroom

Biochemistry students with a specimen of Omphalatus olearius, or “Jack-o-lantern” mushroom. The gills of this mushroom contain luciferase, a protein that converts chemical energy into light energy—they glow in the dark.

Jack O' Lantern

Glowing gills of the mushroom above visualized using a molecular imager in the biochemistry lab.

The Biochemistry Program Coordinator:

Dr. Robert Hinrichsen: 

Weyandt Hall, Room 123 — 724-357-2706

Biochemistry Seminar Series
This seminar series features senior students majoring in Biochemistry. Seminars generally span a wide range of topics in biochemistry.
Research Opportunities
Research opportunities for biochemistry students
Career Planning
Information about career options for biochemistry students
About Biochemistry
Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes in living organisms.
  • Biochemistry Program
  • Weyandt Hall, Room 305
    975 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2609
  • Fax: 724-357-5700
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.