Undergraduate courses offered by the Department of Biochemistry
BIOC 339 is a general biochemistry course, which provides a comprehensive treatment of biochemistry that is biased towards the study of higher animals and in particular, humans. This course is offered in the fall semester. In addition, faculty in the Department may also be willing to host undergraduates in their laboratories for research experiences ranging from a one semester research course to an honor’s thesis.
The undergraduate major in Biochemistry at West Virginia University is not administered through the School of Medicine. Undergraduate Biochemistry majors are administered by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.
The curriculum in biochemistry prepares students for careers requiring a strong background in basic principles of the physical and life sciences. Students completing a biochemistry major are prepared for professional employment in the expanding fields of agricultural and environmental sciences, chemical industry, health-related industries, and biotechnology-based industries. An undergraduate major in biochemistry also provides a strong preparation for graduate study in the sciences and for entry into a professional program such as dentistry, medicine, optometry, and pharmacy.
Please contact Dr. Kim Barnes for more information about the undergraduate program.