Vassar College’s Interdepartmental Program in Biochemistry provides in-depth studies in biochemistry and molecular biology built upon a solid foundation in chemistry and biology. Experimental approaches to problems are emphasized throughout the program.
Students who elect a concentration in biochemistry select from a variety of essential courses in such topics as biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, protein chemistry, and organic chemistry in addition to many other related fields. Faculty participating in the Biochemistry Program actively engage in cutting-edge research to complement their teaching.
Biochemistry is an interdepartmental program of the Biology and Chemistry departments. This program provides a broad and deep foundation in both biology and chemistry as a basis for studying the molecular aspects of biological phenomena. An undergraduate biochemistry education is an appropriate preparation for a broad range of graduate studies and careers, including advanced degree programs in the natural sciences and health professions, employment opportunities in research and industry, and academic careers in science education.