Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program at Bellarmine University retains the fundamental goals of a liberal arts education while allowing students to immerse their studies in the sciences. By integrating the chemistry and biology curriculum, students will explore the chemical principles of biological compounds, metabolic pathways and molecular gene expression. Advanced topics and electives allow students to further explore their interests in areas ranging from Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry to Gross Anatomy and Developmental Biology.

The program is designed to introduce the fundamental knowledge of the sciences by concept-based learning and to stimulate creative thinking and effective problem-solving through scientific experimentation. The program requires two years of chemistry, one year of physics, one year of math and one year of biology before embarking into the upper level biochemistry courses during the junior and senior years.

Completion of a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will prepare students for careers that require strong backgrounds in the basic principles of physical and life sciences including careers in medicine, health care, pharmacy, and pharmaceutical research. It also prepares students interested in pursuing graduate studies in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Careers in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Amanda Krzysiak, Ph.D, Director (email)
Patrick Holt, Ph.D (email)
Mary Huff, Ph.D (email)
Dave Robinson, Ph.D. (email)

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