If you're interested in both biology and chemistry, Marietta's Biochemistry major allows you to combine those interests. With biochemistry, you'll study the chemistry of living organisms -- an ideal starting point for a career in research or a health-related field. And since the major spans two departments, you'll be able to work on individual research projects with professors from both biology and chemistry. Biochemistry majors complete a capstone experience in either the biology or chemistry departments, usually working on a hands-on research project that they design in collaboration with a faculty mentor. These projects help prepare students for the types of research they may later find themselves doing in graduate school.
With the opening of the $10 million Rickey Science Center, the chemistry and biology laboratories are well equipped with the latest technology and instrumentation; everything from a modern cell and molecular biology lab and student research lab to a networked Fourier-transform infrared spectrophotometer and gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer.