The future of medicine
Discovery at the intersection of biology and chemistry.
Do the secret lives of cells engage your imagination? Are you interested in exploring metabolic pathways in cells? Do you want to know how the cell fixes broken DNA? Do you dream of finding treatments for cancers? The world of biochemistry is blowing the lid off drug research and development.
Biochemistry has benefitted human life for generations. Here are a few of the ways:
- The invention of antibiotics
- Understanding the structure of DNA
- Development of bioluminescent markers
- Discovery of gene therapy for inherited diseases
- Utilizing mRNA for vaccines such as COVID
You can personalize your experience at Susquehanna with an American Chemical Society track or a biology-focused track.
Do you want to use a biochemistry degree to attend medical school? Smart choice. With a liberal arts background and multiyear research experiences, you’ll be better prepared to succeed on the latest version of the MCAT exam, which now includes questions on the biochemical foundations of living systems and an increased emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving.
Pharmacy school, dental school, nutrition programs and other healthcare-related fields are possible options. Or you’ll be ready to step right into a job or a graduate program because of your experience with a research internship and/or presenting research at national conferences.
- of students conduct research with faculty by their junior year
- of graduates attend graduate programs, medical school or other pre-professional programs
- in recent NSF funding for scholarships, summer research funding, and major instrumentation
- of students present their research at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society