Student works in science lab

Biological Chemistry

An interdisciplinary science major that’s all about inquiry.

Are you into biology and chemistry? Want to learn more about the chemical processes going on in cells? As a biological chemistry major you’ll dive deep into research through classes, labs, and independent projects to discover answers and even more questions. You’ll examine the structure and function of nucleic acids, lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates and their interactions with cells. You’ll learn research techniques and methods of inquiry specific to the interrelated topics at the heart of biological chemistry with faculty mentors, experts in biology and chemistry, at your side. Whether you’re off to graduate school, medical school, or straight to a career in health sciences, research, or education, you’ll be thoroughly prepared.

Department News

Leslie Gregg-Jolly Receives Distinguished Faculty Award

Biology professor Leslie Gregg-Jolly honored for advancing educational equity in Iowa.
Goyal, Bailey, and Gubner at poster session

Digging into Cancer Research

Students collaborate with a faculty mentor on health-related science.

Two Seniors Receive Fulbright Grants to Teach English in Poland and Taiwan

Thanks to Fulbright U.S. Student Grants, Andrea Baumgartel ’19 and Katherine McDonald ’19 will serve as assistant English teachers and cultural ambassadors in 2019–20.

Department Information

(641) 269-4984

Noyce Science Center
1116 Eighth Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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