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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

LVC's nationally recognized program combines chemistry and biology with an emphasis on student-faculty research. This major gives you a strong background in the life sciences and the flexibility to customize your degree according to your career goals.

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As a biochemistry and molecular biology major, you’ll have the opportunity to work with top researchers in the field and present your findings in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. When you graduate, you’ll be ahead of the pack and well on your way to a fulfilling and fascinating career in the life sciences. Need-based departmental scholarships are available.

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Research First

Get a Head Start as a Scientist

Every year, a select number of incoming LVC first-year students are accepted into Research First, an immersive summer program where you’ll work with faculty-led research teams. You’ll learn new laboratory techniques and get to know LVC students and faculty before beginning your college journey!

LVC biochem/molecular bio graduates have received NIH fellowships in the last 14 years
(8 of 10) Class of 2023 Medical School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 42% [Class of 2022])
(3 of 3) Class of 2023 Dental School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 53.5% [American Dental Education Association])
(3 of 3) Class of 2023 Pharmacy School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 89% [March 2023])
(9 of 10) Class of 2023 Veterinary School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 10-15%)
(3 of 3) Class of 2023 Optometry School Acceptance Rate (National Average = 74%)
(5 of 8) LVC Five-year Physician Assistant Acceptance Rate (National Average = 31%)

In Their Words

LVC pushed me to think beyond the normal thought process. This not only challenged me, but also taught me to challenge my abilities in the real-world to do more and do better.
Heather Tran Smail ’14, Manager, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
It is somewhat surreal to be where I am now with two degrees and a full-time position. I always thought that this level of success was achievable, and now that I have reached this point, I look back and see just how much LVC helped me reach my goals.
Amy Evans ’16, Forensic Scientist and DNA Technician, Dover Air Force Base

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