Academic Programs

The Department of Biochemistry offers a bachelor of science (BS) and a minor in biochemistry for undergraduates and a Ph.D. in biological chemistry for graduate students.

Undergraduate Program

Our major is at the interface of several key sciences. You are trained in biology, chemistry, physics and calculus. And, your elective coursework comes from a variety of areas that match your interests and goals — that could include computers, business, psychology, or even art.

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Graduate Program

As a graduate student in our program, you will work closely with internationally recognized faculty doing research at the cutting edge of science to investigate an array of exciting questions. Through a combination of coursework, seminars, and original research, you will complete a Ph.D. degree and acquire the skills needed to become an independent research scientist.

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Beyond the city, students enjoy the rolling Great Plains, prairies, streams, rivers, wetlands, and forests of Lincoln and Nebraska. Nebraska has unique ecosystems that students get to study in their own backyard. If you love the great outdoors, Nebraska is the place for you.

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