Natural Sciences
Program Options:
Area of Concentration, Secondary Field

New College’s Biochemistry AOC is an interdisciplinary program designed to let you explore the interface between all four areas of the natural sciences, especially chemistry and biology. 

About the Biochemistry Area of Concentration

Like our Chemistry program at New College, our Biochemistry AOC encourages and develops independence, scientific judgment and a high level of performance. As a Biochemistry student, you will work closely with faculty trained at leading universities and conducting engaging and relevant research. With their guidance, you will develop the skills needed for scientific research in academia and industry.

Our Biochemistry and Chemistry students also have a long tradition of being awarded prestigious undergraduate research grants. In the past five years, nine New College students have received highly prized National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) grants for the summer. The programs are sponsored by the National Science Foundation and are hosted in various universities. They are among the most prestigious summer programs in which an undergraduate can participate.

And you can expect your professors to provide the counseling and recommendations you need as you move on from New College, either to the high-level graduate programs our students consistently attain or to a career in industry, medicine, or other professional fields.

Recent Courses

  • Biochemistry I, Protein Structure and Function
  • Biochemistry II, Metabolism and Advanced Topics
  • Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Cell Biology Lecture
  • Cell Biology Laboratory

Career Pathways

  • Product development
  • Biotechnology
  • Quality assurance/Quality control
  • Environmental analyses
  • Forensics

Contact Us

Natural Sciences Division

Phone Number
Email Address
Heiser Natural Sciences Complex 172C

Biochemistry Faculty