Jul 02, 2022  
2014-2015 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry


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Biochemists study the chemistry of life—the ways that life operates at its most fundamental levels. They explore and seek to understand the structure and function of all living things at the molecular level. As even a casual glance at the news indicates, though, the exploration of the smallest pieces of life opens up huge employment opportunities. The field of biochemistry is central to current groundbreaking work in genetics, bioengineering, and health care.

Biochemistry is the most specialized of Lakeland’s natural science majors and asks its students to apply their knowledge from different fields to highly complex problems. majoring in biochemistry allows one access to future graduate and professional study, as well as jobs in, among other areas, the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, forensic science, agricultural research, and food science.

Students who major in Biochemistry will be able to:

  • identify, explain, and apply the fundamental principles of chemistry;
  • identify, explain, and apply the fundamental principles of genetics, cellular biology, and molecular biology;
  • demonstrate the ability to use technology as a biochemical research tool;
  • apply the scientific method to design experiments, analyze experimental data, and understand the limits of the experimental approach; and
  • demonstrate the ability to present their experimental work via oral, written, and visual communications effectively; and
  • demonstrate the desire to engage the subject beyond the course or program requirements.

Professor: Brian Frink and Kathleen Rath Marr
Associate Professors: Paul C. Pickhardt and Gregory R. Smith
Assistant Professor: Jered McGivern

 

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      Biochemistry

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