BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY MAJOR

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The biochemistry and molecular biology major analyzes the molecular structure and chemistry of biological systems. Discoveries in this discipline are revolutionizing our understanding of living systems, with far-reaching implications for fields such as medicine, agriculture and ecology. Marquette’s program in biochemistry and molecular biology provides an environment that supports both scientific and ethical inquiry in the discipline.

Work with them as they explore gene regulations, chemical signaling between cells and the structure of molecular motors — all using the latest techniques involving recombinant DNA, protein electrophoresis and bioinformatics. It's great preparation for a career in research or medicine.

Twice the access. The biochemistry and molecular biology major capitalizes on the strengths of Marquette's Biological Sciences and Chemistry departments, letting you tap into the resources of both: tissue culture and plant growth facilities and spectroscopy labs including laser, nuclear magnetic resonance and X-ray diffraction facilities.

The upper Midwest is rapidly becoming the nation's hotbed for developments in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, food and drug research, and environmental research and protection — all jobs for which our biochemistry and molecular biology majors are well-prepared.

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