Drew University
biochemistry

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

What if you could...

What if you could study the RNA molecule that affects the cell function of Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera...

Biochemistry and molecular biology is the study of life at the molecular level


star moment
In one of our courses, students get a shot at extra credit by creating music videos about
DNA replication. Oddly, there have been no reports of biochem majors
departing Drew for American Idol.

Careers Made easy

growth factor

Biochemistry and molecular biology is a rapidly expanding field in part due to the focus and funding devoted to medical research as the baby boom generation ages.

Understanding the mechanisms inside cells can help you move into food science, toxicology or the pharmaceutical industry. More and more, other sciences need the help of biochemists to complete their research.

Drew’s abundant research opportunities strengthen your résumé as you look for graduate schools or employment in industry after graduation. Our majors intern at Merck, Johnson & Johnson and other global pharmaceutical companies.

Successful Alumni

  • Research scientist
    Colgate-Palmolive
  • Lab technician
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Graduate student
    School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Learn more about when you graduate


Our students have love coming from all sides. We have our own biochemistry events,
plus all the activities of the biology honor society and the chemistry club.
It gives biochem majors a chance to bond—covalently, of course.

My Favorite Course

“It actually was more about my major than all the other introductory classes. We did a number of extended experiments and other things that are part of my goals for my Ph.D.”

Robert Scheffler on Molecular Biology

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