Hiram College

studying life, on a molecular level

Beyond the surface of each living organism is a complex network that keeps it alive and functioning. Biochemistry is the study of these processes and used the techniques of chemistry and physics to further the understanding. The discipline focuses on chemical reactions that are important to biological processes. The coursework for the biochemistry major is designed to prepare students for further study in graduate or professional school, and for entry into other careers in the life and chemical sciences.

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Steven Romberger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Chair

Biochemistry is a part of Hiram Health.

Health is at the core of everything we do at Hiram College. It’s in our curriculum, in our residence halls and in our programming. It’s in everything we do. The liberal arts education you receive at Hiram will provide a strong foundation for your health care career aspirations.

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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