Viterbo's biochemistry program prepares students for healthcare and STEM-related careers by integrating foundational and humanistic knowledge with collaborative skills. This blended approach is critical as the problems in our world continue to increase in complexity and diversity. This integration is achieved through a curriculum that invites students to use knowledge in applied settings such as course-embedded research, service-learning, and community building both on and off-campus. Students will participate in an annual biochemistry symposium and related seminar course that showcase the complexity of science-related issues within our world.
Because a biochemistry major program intrinsically contains significant work in both biology and chemistry, declared minors in biology and chemistry will not be granted.
- Problem Solving: Apply theory, laws, and experimental information to solve biochemical problems
- Communication: Demonstrate effective written and oral scientific communication including situations requiring collaborative teamwork
- Techniques: Demonstrate a basic understanding of the laboratory techniques used in biochemistry and related areas
- Data Analysis: Correctly analyze and interpret scientific data based on sound scientific reasoning
- Literature: Ability to understand and appreciate the primary literature in biochemistry and be able to extract the salient features and advances from journal articles