Biochemistry & Biotechnology
MSU Moorhead’s BS degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology (BCBT) has two emphases – Biological Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. These options allow you to customize your degree based on your future career goals. You will develop well-rounded skills in problem-solving, analysis, and written and oral communication and gain undergraduate research experience that will competitively prepare you for professional school (such as medical, pharmacy, dental, optometry, etc.), graduate school, or a career in industry.
MSUM’s Chemistry & Biochemistry Department is on the Approved List of the American Chemical Society (ACS), ensuring you receive the highest level of professional training for faculty, library resources, laboratory space, equipment and curriculum. Fewer than half of the nation’s chemistry departments have earned this distinction.
MSUM chemistry faculty are passionate about teaching. All of the department’s professors have a doctorate in one of these areas of chemistry specialization: biochemistry, analytical, physical, organic, inorganic or education. By employing chemistry “specialists” rather than “generalists,” the character of MSUM chemistry faculty matches that of much larger universities.
Introductory classes average 30-90 students while upper-level classes average 5-18 students, giving you the personal mentoring and hands-on experience a chemistry degree requires.
Langseth Hall unites students studying biology, chemistry and physics under one roof. Our chemistry laboratories are among the best equipped in the region and are available to undergraduate students, giving you access to outstanding instruments and powerful electronic databases.
ou will have access to lab space solely for faculty-mentored undergraduate research, which generally involves 30 or more students annually. MSU Moorhead is a leader in engaging undergraduate students in faculty-mentored research, with some students performing research as early as their freshman year.
Biochemistry & Biotechnology Student Success Stories
Alumni often stay connected with their alma mater in one way or another. Tomi Sawyer has not only stayed connected to the university, he has returned to MSUM multiple times. This year he will be a keynote speaker at the 23rd Annual Andrew B. Conteh Student Academic Conference (SAC).
These MSUM alumni and faculty, although from varied backgrounds with different degrees and career fields, all conduct research across the world. Their association with MSUM has shaped their careers. They are researchers, exercising influence and making a big difference – successful alumni and faculty who are transforming our mental and physical wellness, changing our lives for the better and providing hope a reality.
MSUM’s Biochemistry and Biotechnology (BCBT) major offers a unique selection of learning opportunities outside of the classroom that will grow your skills, stretch your limits and fuel your passions.