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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.
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.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
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.
Apr 28, 2022
Alex Helmuth is a Biochemistry Pre-Med major with minors in Spanish and Philosophy, a cross country and track athlete, volunteers at the Diabetes Clinic, and works as a medical scribe.Read Article
Feb 17, 2022
Taylor University’s Chemistry and Biochemistry program has been designated as an Approved Program by the American Chemical Society, an organization widely recognized as the premier governing organization in the field of chemistry.Read Article
Mar 11, 2021
Taylor’s STEM majors inspire the next generation of scientists and researchers by leading activities in museums, collaborating with local schools, and even setting up their own science camps.Read Article
Aug 05, 2020
Nicole McCardy ’14 was honored by the Florida chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and the Caribbean Society of Cosmetic Scientists.Read Article
Apr 20, 2020
What's it like to study Chemistry at Taylor? Check out this senior student's perspective.Read Article