BS or Minor in Biochemistry

  • Diamond Madison, biochemistry major
  • PRESENTED HER RESEARCH: “There are many professors that have been actively involved in my academic work, whether it be mentoring, supporting, guiding, influencing, or inspiring my academic opportunities and accomplishments. The research that I am conducting involves the validation of a neurobehavioral pharmacodynamic test in mice for 5-HT2C blocking activity: 5-HTP-Induced head twitch responses. I have gotten a lot of opportunities to present my research at multiple conferences.”

    —Diamond Madison, Biochemistry major who did an internship in the Autopsy Unit and Medicolegal Death Investigation Unit of the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office (read her story)

  • A BS in biochemistry and a minor in biochemistry are available through the Biochemistry Program, a cooperative program of the Biology and Chemistry departments.

    Biochemistry Gives You Options

    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.

    High-Quality Program, Small Class Sizes

    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.

    Education Designed to Specialize in Biochemistry

    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.

    Research for Undergraduate Students

    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.