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Participate in research projects, use state-of-the-art lab facilities and receive personal guidance from experienced faculty from your first year at Marietta. Whether your goal is graduate school or a medical profession, you will be well prepared for your future.

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See the Areas of Study Marietta has to offer

Our extensive professional connections enable students to follow local physicians on hospital rounds, intern with chemical companies in the region like DuPont, GE Plastics, Chevron and Hoffmann-LaRoche, and engage in research at major universities and government laboratories. Opportunities are also available through our chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national biology honor society.

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Grad School

Shelby Lassiter ’22

Growing up in Spencer, West Virginia, Shelby Lassiter ’22 had plenty of opportunities to be around animals. Along the way, she developed a passion for helping them. Lassiter is enrolled at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

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The Biochemistry Major

At Marietta College

With biochemistry, you will study the chemistry of living organisms, an ideal starting point for a career in research or a health-related field. You will work with professors from both the biology and chemistry departments and design an individual capstone research project in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Our 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.

Earning a Biochemistry Degree

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Our pioneers have the knowledge, the passion and the courage to pursue change for the greater good, to make a difference in the lives of others, and to pave the way for generations to come.

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