Viterbo’s biochemistry program offers students an interdisciplinary major between the fields of biology and chemistry through investigations of how life holds together at the cellular and molecular level. Students are led through curriculum that requires them to think critically, independently, and creatively. Through courses and labs, biochemistry majors will be prepared for an outstanding career or study in graduate, professional, or medical school.
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