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Current students: Biochemistry Undergraduate Program

Explore the Biochemistry curriculum, discover valuable opportunities, and access additional resources to ensure a successful journey toward achieving your goals in Biochemistry. Students are encouraged to obtain work experiences that strengthen and reinforce their classroom experiences. Many students work on campus in laboratories for pay or credits.

Graduate Certificate Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

A unique opportunity to receive official recognition from Purdue for engaging in significant undergraduate research in biochemistry (or a closely related area) and successfully completing a meaningful amount of graduate coursework in Biochemistry. This program is intended for students who love doing biochemical research and challenging themselves in the classroom.

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Research

Engaging in scientific research develops the critical thinking skills and technical expertise that catalyzes continued career success after graduation. Consequently, the Department of Biochemistry requires its majors to spend at least a year doing undergraduate research and prefers that they undertake at least two years. However, there is no requirement that Biochemistry majors do their research within the Department...

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Students are encouraged to obtain work experiences that strengthen and reinforce their classroom experiences. Many students work on campus in laboratories for pay or credits. Off-campus internships are also available, especially during the summer months

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Study abroad can be of any length, and with proper advanced planning, will not interfere with graduation goals. Students can study abroad for one week (spring break), one month (Maymester), a summer, a semester or an entire academic year. Students often start out with a shorter experience for their first time abroad, then move on to a longer experience later.

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Additional Opportunities

Purdue Biochemistry Club

The Purdue Biochemistry Club meets every two weeks to explore various aspects of the field through visiting speakers from a variety of backgrounds. Past speakers have included Purdue professors, graduate students, doctors, biochemists who work in industry, and many others!

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Planning for Graduation and Beyond

If you're approaching graduation in the next year, there are important factors to consider. Whether you're exploring job opportunities or planning to apply for graduate school to further your education, discover valuable resources here.

FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Explore a curated list of current full-time job openings on myCCO, featuring companies specifically interested in hiring biochemistry students. Thoroughly review each job description to ensure alignment with your interests. For detailed application procedures, most companies provide information on their respective websites.

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For additional details about our programs, please reach out to our dedicated staff specialist in the Undergraduate Program.

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