In keeping with the core of the liberal arts tradition, the Biochemistry Department strives to invoke critical thinking, imaginative problem solving and reflective decision making through science case studies and by providing students with outstanding state-of-the-art molecular biology and analytical techniques. The program emphasizes the development and use of both written and oral communication skills and information literacy tools in the classroom.
Most biochemistry courses contain a lab component. All students also complete an independent research project or an internship before graduation, and can work with faculty on independent research as early as freshman year, with several paid opportunities available each summer.
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