Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.


Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY is the study of life at the molecular level. 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. Available as a major or minor program of study.

Imagine Studying…

questions at the frontiers of science with the potential to combat infectious diseases and genomic instability disorders in “Molecular Biology and Human Disease.”


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.

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 PhD. ”
Robert Scheffler C’14
on Molecular Biology


The Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE) at Drew University will offer you unique opportunities to engage in undergraduate research under the supervision of retired industrial scientists. Experiential learning at its finest, RISE projects cover topic areas, including drug discovery, industrial microbiology, mathematics and more.

Select students are even awarded and recognized by country's most respected industry thought leaders. RISE student Tharani Theivakumar C’12 won a cash prize from the New Jersey chapter of the American Chemical Society for her presentation on anti-tumor agents. Two more RISE students recently landed Goldwater Scholarships, the premiere U.S. scholarship for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering.