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Jennifer Maki, Ph.D.
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jmaki@css.edu

Biochemistry Major

Program Facts

  • Hybrid major of biology and chemistry plus additional coursework in physics and calculus offers students a comprehensive background in the sciences.
  • Great choice of major for those planning to attend graduate school to pursue careers in research or within the medical and health professions.
  • High-tech instrumentation and computer labs provide in-depth, hands-on learning experiences.
  • Small department engaged in student-focused research; students get the personal attention and assistance they need to succeed. 
  • Excellent placement rates for graduates. 
  • Student-run Chemistry/Biochemistry Club enables students with similar interests to further connect. 

Program Requirements

Major: 72 credits

Research or Internships

Opportunities for student research and teaching abound in the Biochemistry major. These include:

  • Assisting faculty with personal research projects
  • Participating in paid summer research programs
  • Working as a paid teaching assistant or general assistan in the department

Careers

Graduates of the biochemistry and chemistry programs have gone on to work as research, forensic or environmental scientists, hazardous materials managers; and scientific writers. Others have pursued advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

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  • "The biochemistry program at the College of St. Scholastica has prepared me for a life of learning in a complex world. I learned to critically think through problems and am forever indebted to the professors and classmates who mentored me throughout my four years in the program."

    – Kelsi Manley, ‘13