Are you the type of person who is inquisitive, methodical and analytical? Can you imagine yourself developing more effective medicines or discovering new strands of genetic material? How about researching the causes of certain diseases? Launch your career in any of these areas with a Biochemistry degree from PennWest Edinboro.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says more biochemists and biophysicists will be
needed to develop biological products and processes that improve people's lives.
At Edinboro, you'll learn by doing, by asking and answering questions, conducting research and growing as a scientist. The work will be demanding but rewarding. As a Biochemistry major you will:
When you graduate, you will be well-prepared for graduate or professional school or
work in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in basic research, product development,
large-scale production or sales.
As a Biochemistry major you will follow a rigorous curriculum founded on evidence-based science.
You'll thrive in small-size lectures and labs taught by faculty, not graduate assistants.
As you work alongside them and participate in their research, they will become your
mentors. They will also train you in the use of modern instrumentation for the analysis
and production of biomolecules and prepare you for valuable internships that will
enhance your skills and build your resume.
An abundance of hands-on training expands your knowledge and prepares you for graduate school and beyond.
Many of our students have exceptional summer internship experiences through the National Science Foundation. These programs are held at prestigious research universities including:
Upon completion of this program, you may follow in the footsteps of other successful alumni, such as:
- Joshua Calhoun, ’20, Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine
- Dante McBride, ’20, Pharm. D. program, LECOM School of Pharmacy
- Angela Mosebarger, ’20, doctoral student in Neuroscience, U. Texas Medical Branch
- Zachary Drake, ’18, doctoral student, Physical Vhemistry, Ohio State University
- Joel Lohr, ’18, medical student, West Virginia University School of Medicine
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