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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.

Job Prospects Are Good.

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.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

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:

  • Take required courses that expose you to all areas of biomedical research.
  • Receive individualized instruction in how to operate state-of-the-art instrumentation, including a 400 MHz FT-NMR and a GC-mass spectrometer.
  • Participate in more than 600 hours of laboratory work.

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.

How Edinboro Supports You.

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.

Student Success Starts With Hands-On Learning.

An abundance of hands-on training expands your knowledge and prepares you for graduate school and beyond.

Unique Internship Opportunities.

Many of our students have exceptional summer internship experiences through the National Science Foundation. These programs are held at prestigious research universities including:

  • Auburn University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cornell University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota

Your Future

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

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Naod Kebede
Department Chair
126B Cooper Hall
Phone: 814-732-2485

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