Department of Chemistry

BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree is a collaborative inter-disciplinary degree offered through both the Departments of Chemistry and Biology. This program is designed to prepare students to enter the life science workforce, attend graduate programs in biochemistry and related disciplines, or attend post-undergraduate health career programs (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy). Through this degree program you will receive extensive training in the laboratory including extensive use, method development, and troubleshooting of chemical instrumentation. You will also receive training in biology including genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics.

Students have an option of completing the BMB with certification by the American Chemical Society (in which the core course work is prescribed) or via an uncertified route (in which the core coursework has some flexibility).

Graduates of our program often go on to attend graduate school in chemistry or enter the chemical workforce. Currently MWSU graduates can be found in Ph.D. programs at the University of Iowa, the University of Kansas, the University of Illinois, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Georgia, South Carolina State University, and many others.

MWSU graduates can be found in the laboratories of many of the regional life science employers in the greater Kansas City and St. Joseph area including Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Midwest Research Institute, the Environmental Protection Agency, and many more.

Sample 4-year plan Uncertified Option
Sample 4-year plan ACS Certified Option
Major Declaration Form Uncertified Option
Major Declaration Form ACS Certified Option