“Since my first semester, Professor Cuong Diep has welcomed me into his lab. Our lab is focused on understanding kidney regeneration and development using a zebrafish model system. Without his guidance and support, I could not be where I am today.” Estefania Alba-Rodriguez, Class of 2015, is majoring in biochemistry with a minor in mathematics.
A BS in biochemistry and a minor in biochemistry are available through the Biochemistry Program, a cooperative program of the Biology and Chemistry departments.
What do the health care industry, parts of the chemical industry, homeland security, environmental testing, and genetic engineering have in common? They all rely on biochemists. As a Biochemistry major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll gain the top-quality preparation you’ll need to begin your career or to gain admittance to graduate and professional schools.
Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes in living organisms. It deals with the structure and function of cellular components, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules. IUP Biochemistry students work with state-of-the-art equipment in a high-quality program with small class sizes.
For your first two years at IUP, you’ll study biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Beginning in the third year, you’ll specialize in biochemistry.
In your senior year, your participation in research is a unique feature among university undergraduate programs. IUP professors are highly committed to student field experiences, research, and hands-on projects.
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