The biochemistry major is an excellent option for those students who wish to have a strong foundation in an interdisciplinary science.
Today, many new jobs are being created in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries that demand the breadth and flexibility available with a biochemistry background.
Biochemistry uniquely examines the cellular and sub-cellular levels of life through the "eyes" of molecular chemical reactions, structures, and energetics. In other words, life is examined at its most fundamental physical level. This major provides a strong background in both chemistry and biology with additional support from physics and mathematics.
Biochemistry majors might pursue careers as an agricultural researcher, biological scientist, clinical laboratory technologist, food scientist, forensic scientist, medical scientist, pharmacist, science technician.
This residential, four-year program is offered on our Winona Campus, with daytime classes and a full student life experience.
In addition to this and the many other majors offered at Saint Mary's, you can enhance your education with a minor in a subject that interests you.
Integrated General Education Minors (an integrated minor is required for graduation):
- Creativity and Inquiry (21-23 credits)
- Environmental Sustainability (21 credits)
- Global Diversity and Social Justice (21 credits)
- Self, Society, and the Sacred (21 credits)
Disciplinary Minors (disciplinary minors are optional): Accounting, Art, Biology, Business, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dance, Digital Media and Journalism, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Biology, Geographic Information Science, Global Studies, History, Leadership, Mathematics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Scientific Computing, Sociology, Spanish, Sport Business, Statistics, Theatre, Theology, Zoology.
The courses in this major provide a strong background in both chemistry and biology with additional study in both physics and mathematics.
For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.
Applicants must submit:
A completed application. Saint Mary's has an online application and also accepts the Common Application.
Official high school transcript
Official test scores - ACT, SAT, or Classic Learning tests are accepted.
An essay or brief personal statement. In 250 words or fewer, please tell us about: a significant experience you've had, an accomplishment or risk you have taken, a person who has made a difference in your life, a topic of concern to you, or anything else you think would help us learn more about you. You can also choose to submit a graded paper or write something new!
Letters of recommendation are optional.
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
|Tuition:||$37,650 Per Year|
Additional fee for the following residences:
Village Apts., Gilmore Creek Hall $200
Bishops Hall, Brother William Hall, Hillside Hall, La Salle Hall, and Brother Leopold Hall Doubles $400
Brother Leopold Hall Singles and All Apts. $600
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