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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.

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  • Benefits of an MSUM Biochemistry & Biotechnology Degree
    American Chemical Society approved
    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.
    Faculty mentoring
    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.
    Personal attention
    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.
    Innovative facilities
    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.
    Dedicated student lab space
    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.
    Med school success
    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.
  • Learning Opportunities

    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.

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  • Careers & Outcomes
    MSUM Biochemistry and Biotechnology graduates will build a firm theoretical foundation in chemistry, often continuing their education at graduate schools or professional schools.

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