Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of biological phenomena. The integration of aThe Biochemistry major prepares students for advanced study in biochemistry or entry-level positions in biochemical research. This rigorous interdisciplinary major provides a broad background in biochemistry and the molecular processes of life.

The program draws upon the faculty and resources of the Biology and Chemistry departments to provide a wide selection of courses, research opportunities, and modern instrumentation required for a strong interdisciplinary major.

The Biochemistry major is associated with the Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry. A biochemistry major requires 16 courses, including math, physics, biology, chemistry and related areas of study. Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.


Candy S. DeBerry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology

Mark F. Harris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Alice G. Lee, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology

Michael S. Leonard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Chemistry

Nobunaka Matsuno, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry