Biochemistry Fundamentals

Biochemistry deals with living organisms at their most fundamental level, molecular and atomic.

  • A thorough background is provided in the molecular aspects of biology and biochemistry
  • Theory taught in the classroom is applied in undergraduate laboratory classes and individual research projects

Professional Preparation

  • Coursework prepares you for advanced study in biochemistry or a career in industry or government.

Our Faculty

  • All have received federal and industrial support for their research projects
  • All regularly publish in scientific journals

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

Undergraduates are encouraged to do independent research in a field such as biomaterials, bionanotechnology, drug design, molecular biology, or biomimetic chemistry. The Department of Chemistry maintains:

  • $8.6 million worth of nuclear magnetic resonance instrumentation
  • mass spectrometers
  • X-ray diffractometers
  • IR-UV-Vis spectrometers
  • liquid and gas chromatographs to identify, purify and characterize chemical compounds
  • cell culture and microbial growth incubators

Real-world Experience

Internships, cooperative education experiences and volunteer opportunities are available.

Sample Curriculum

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