A student works on her experiment in a biochemistry 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 offers students state-of-the-art equipment in a high-quality program with small class sizes.

Biochemistry, BS

Biochemistry students holding a 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 glow in the dark.

A mushroom glowing green when seen through a molecular imager

The glowing gills of the mushroom above are shown visualized using a molecular imager in the biochemistry lab.

Biochemistry Highlights

Career Planning

Information about career options for biochemistry students

Research Opportunities

Research opportunities for biochemistry students, which can begin in the first semester at IUP

About Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes in living organisms.

For more information, please contact:

Anne Kondo, Chemistry Chair
Madia Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering
Weyandt Hall, Rm. 143


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