Bringing together biology and chemistry, biochemistry explores the chemical processes that occur in living organisms. That means biochemists may make discoveries spanning genetics, medicine, microbiology, forensics or many other scientific disciplines - and they may work alongside engineers, physicists or even policy makers. Our program prepares students to study biochemistry in graduate school, to pursue medical school, or to work in the pharmaceutical or clinical industries. The program is lab-based, research-forward and customizable. With a small student-faculty ratio (less than 6:1), students get to know their professors while working with them in state-of-the-art labs.
How Seton Hall Lab Work Opens Doors
Early access to competitive Internships and state-of-the-art labs are hallmarks of the Seton Hall experience.
Biochemistry students fulfill the general chemistry major requirements and take advanced biology and biochemistry courses. The program starts with the fundamentals of general and organic chemistry. It also requires a year of physics and mathematics and includes rigorous advanced courses and electives. Lab experience is paramount throughout the program, and we strongly encourage undergraduate research. In fact, many students present their research results at local and national meetings. The Chemistry Honors Program - open by invitation only - offers further opportunities to work with faculty and culminates in a senior thesis and graduation with honors.
Faculty members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry form a thriving community that reaches out to other institutions — particularly the chemical industry in northern New Jersey.
As one of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Seton Hall is a place that nurtures compassionate leaders who are prepared to make a difference in the world.
Seton Hall offers all the advantages of a large research university -a national reputation;challenging academic programs; notable alumni; state-of-the-art facilities; renowned faculty;and extensive opportunities for internships, research and scholarship -with all the benefits of a small, supportive and nurturing environment.
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