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.
You 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.
According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, no other major has the combination of large numbers and high MCAT scores than physical sciences, which typically includes chemistry majors. The MCAT score is a significant factor in acceptance into medical school.
Biochemistry & Biotechnology Student Success Stories
Distinguished alumnus to share his Dragon pride in SAC keynote address
Tomi Sawyer will be a keynote speaker at the 23rd Annual Andrew B. Conteh Student Academic Conference (SAC).
Providing Hope a Reality
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.
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.
Learn about Biochemistry & Biotechnology program opportunities
MSUM’s biochemistry and biotechnology program engages you in undergraduate research experience competitively preparing you for professional school, graduate school, or your career. Here is just a sample of high-paying biochemistry and biotechnology careers that are predicted to have great job growth through this decade.
Biochemistry and Biotechnology Related Careers
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