Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living systems. This includes information flow through biochemical signaling, and energy flow through metabolism. Biochemical processes give rise to the rich complexity and variety of life.
Biochemistry serves as a vital bridge between macroscopic and molecular worlds, encompassing the broad study of chemical processes within and relating to living systems. The mechanisms that sustain life are rich and complex, and biochemists are trained to appreciate those mechanisms on a uniquely fundamental level.
Augsburg’s core curriculum in biochemistry encourages students to build their understanding of key fields within the biological sciences—including anatomy, physiology, cell biology, genetics, and medicinal chemistry—using the underlying molecular interactions as a solid foundation for their mastery. The breadth and depth of this approach serves as a robust platform for a vast array of careers for aspiring health professionals, researchers, and industry technicians.
The Biochemistry major is a joint major between the Biology and Chemistry Departments. As such, students have the support of a large pool of faculty mentors while completing their studies, as well as dedicated members of both departments who focus specifically on biochemistry for their academic vocation.
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