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.
Professor of Chemistry and Chair of Pre-Health Program

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