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 DeBerry
Candy S. DeBerry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Mark Harris
Mark F. Harris, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Chair of Pre-Health Program
Alice Lee
Alice G. Lee, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Mike Leonard
Michael S. Leonard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Chemistry
Nobu Matsuno
Nobunaka Matsuno, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry