The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Cabrini University is a multidisciplinary program combining rigorous foundations in biology, chemistry, and physics.
The program is designed to meet the needs of students interested in biochemistry, which is the study of macromolecules: proteins; DNA/RNA; carbohydrates; and lipids.
This interdisciplinary major will include foundation courses from chemistry and biology as well as advanced courses in biochemistry and bioinformatics. Several research-based courses will provide enhanced critical-thinking skills; experience in the laboratory; and preparation for future careers in science or academics.
Cabrini University Biochemistry majors will:
- understand foundational biological, chemical, and physical science concepts, as emphasized in the core science course requirements (Biochemistry; Genetics; Cell Biology; Molecular Biology; Organic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry)
- demonstrate the ability to apply the scientific method and will possess problem solving skills necessary to design, conduct, and troubleshoot experiments and to test a hypothesis
- acquire the critical thinking, analytical, and quantitative skills necessary to read, understand, and critically review scientific papers and to interpret and analyze data presented in various forms (i.e., graphs, tables, narrative).
- develop written and oral communication skills necessary to present scientific ideas to multiple audiences using the accepted format of the discipline
- acquire basic proficiency in computational skills, lab techniques, and use of technology (i.e., lab equipment, specialized computer hardware and software) necessary for entry into the science workplace or graduate/professional schools