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    Hope College
    Aug 18, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

A common interest in the workings of the cell links biochemists and molecular biologists together.

About The Program

The wide variety of chemical reactions that occur in the cell are the interest of the biochemist, while the genetic storage, transfer and use of information is the domain of the molecular biologist and structure-function relationships interest both.

Biochemistry and molecular biology meld together into a rich understanding of the action and regulation of processes that sustain life.


The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major is a Bachelor of Science degree offered jointly by the departments of Biology and Chemistry to train students in this exciting field. It is accredited by The American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), ensuring a thorough grounding in the discipline. Students will learn the concepts and skills required to be successful scientists in the field. Students will be prepared for graduate study in biochemistry and molecular biology and related fields or for entry into technical careers.