This active and collaborative program will prepare you for what’s next. You start collecting chemical knowledge and skills through core courses and shadowing faculty and upper-level student researchers. As a sophomore, you will start helping with authentic, real-world research projects – experience many biochemistry students don’t get until graduate programs. This is possible thanks to the individual attention you get in our small classes and our well-equipped research laboratories.
- Small classes with one-on-one faculty guidance
- Intensive, real-world research experience
- Unique, faculty-designed experiments
- Experience presenting before scientific community
- Access to top internships, nationwide
- Preparation for graduate school or careers in the non-profit, industrial, governmental, or medical realms.
You will engage in real-world learning and research experiences that teach you to think critically, scientifically and innovatively. You will be guided through semester-long research projects, rather than “cookbook” experiments, thoughtfully conceived by faculty members who are experts in the biochemical sciences.
Your evolution as a researcher culminates your senior year, with a year-long exploration into a pressing scientific issue that encapsulates the scientific process – and a final presentation at a scientific conference, where you get valuable feedback from peers and professionals in the scientific community.
In our rigorous program, our faculty will help you become a sought-after candidate for whatever plans you may have. Our alumni work in top-ranked pharmaceutical companies, medical and biotechnical fields, continue education in top graduate programs, and become published and patent-receiving researchers. As a Jefferson biochemistry graduate, any career in the biochemical field is right at your fingertips.