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Breathing Life into Chemistry

Taylor’s Biochemistry major merges chemistry and biology into the study of living organisms’ microscopic intricacies, giving you the chance to examine the chemical aspects of living things and the chemical processes that support biological life. This broad and deep knowledge will come together to prepare you for a future career in biochemistry, whether that be an agriculture, toxicology, medicine, or biochemical career.

As a biological chemistry major, you will take classes to help you develop a practical understanding of concepts and theories across the spectrums of chemistry and biology. These include classes on analytical, organic, and physical chemistry, as well as cell, molecular, genetic, and microbiology. Class labs and research projects will give you hands-on experiences with protein purification, enzyme kinetics, chromatography, polymerase chain reactions, and many other biochemical phenomena.

Taylor’s chemistry program is one of 12 Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) members certified by the American Chemical Society and the only CCCU university in Indiana with ACS certification.

Get on track for these careers

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Dentist
  • Clinical Lab Scientist
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Faculty-Mentored Research Opportunities

Biochemistry majors can research alongside Taylor faculty members in the Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Scholarship program while earning academic credit, gaining cutting-edge research experience, and sometimes getting paid for it. This program and similar research grant programs occur during both the summer and academic year.

Biochemistry Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Liberal Arts Foundational Core

A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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