professor shows chemistry equipment to two students.
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Manish Mehta instructs students on how to use an instrument in the Science Center’s Instrument lab. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
Program Overview


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

Oberlin’s biochemistry program for majors 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 a biochemistry major simultaneously fulfill all of the science coursework required by medical schools.

Why Study Biochemistry at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
Department Faculty
Scientific Equipment

Sample Courses

  • CHEM 102 - Principles of Chemistry 4 credits
  • CHEM 211 - Analytical Chemistry 4 credits
  • CHEM 254 - Bioorganic 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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