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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!

90%
medical/professional school acceptance rate for LVC pre-health professions students
7
LVC biochem/molecular bio graduates have received NIH fellowships in the last 14 years

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 my first 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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