A student working in a lab
Students studying chemistry and biochemistry regularly assist faculty in their research by conducting experiments, recording data, and documenting results. Photo credit: Jennifer Manna
Program Overview


Program Type: Major
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department: Chemistry / Biochemistry

Our biochemistry program offers excellent training and coursework in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and bioorganic chemistry. It integrates chemical principles with modern molecular biology. Students who pursue this major simultaneously fulfill all of the science coursework required by medical schools.

Why Study Biochemistry at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
Department Faculty
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Sample Courses

  • CHEM 102 - Principles of Chemistry 4 credits
  • CHEM 254 - Bioorganic Chemistry 4 credits
  • CHEM 361 - Bioanalytical Chemistry 2 credits
  • CHEM 374 - Biochemistry 4 credits

Biochemistry Faculty

Faculty members are also active in research and often include students in their work. They receive numerous grants to acquire modern instrumentation and to support their research, which includes computational chemistry, organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, inorganic materials chemistry, synthetic organic photochemistry, and other specialties.

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