Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
The Department of Natural Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, as well as a Minor in Biochemistry and a Minor in Chemistry, which prepares students for careers in biotechnology laboratories, as well as graduate work in biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacy, and other biomedical fields. Biochemistry also provides solid preparation for medical school. Students will acquire an appreciation of the impact of science of society, and will develop critical thinking skills and laboratory techniques so as to be capable of designing, carrying out, and interpreting scientific experiments. Biochemistry majors will also develop a thorough understanding of the function of biological molecules, as well as the chemical and regulatory interrelationship between major cellular synthetic and catabolic pathways.
NDNU biochemistry students teach a science experiment to elementary students
All programs within the Department of Natural Sciences are interdisciplinary, exposing the student to fields related to and beyond his/her own. Students also have the opportunity to participate in community based learning by partnering with local elementary schools to design and conduct science experiments with younger students. Graduates of NDNU's Biochemistry program have continued their education at many well-respected universities, and have worked for pharmaceutical companies, clinical and forensic laboratories, the Armed Forces, and various elemenary, middle, and high schools, colleges/universities, and athletic facilities.
NDNU admits students throughout the year for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Please review the NDNU General Catalog for complete admission requirements.
Lawrence Basso, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2009
BS, MS, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Lisa Bjerknes, Associate Professor of Natural Sciences and Program Director, Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program, at NDNU since 2007
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MBA, University of Pennsylvania; MD, Stanford
Lois R. Crawford, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, at NDNU since 1978
BS, College of Notre Dame; MS, Fordham University
Albert Timothy Dawe, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 1999
BA, MS, San Francisco State University
Joshua M. Doody, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2003
BS, MS , Humbolt State University
Mandi Dupain, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2009
BA, Dominican University of California; MA, Saint Mary‘s College of California; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Anne Foster, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2001
BS, University of Washington; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Monica GuhaMajumdar, Associate Professor of Biology, at NDNU since 2006
B.Sc., Presidency College, University of Calcutta, India; Ph.D., Michigan State University
Isabelle G. Haithcox, Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Department of Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 1997
BS, University of Miami; MS, Ph.D., Cornell University
Melissa McAlexander, Associate Professor of Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2007
BS, Birmingham – Southern College; Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Eugenia Panomitros, Lecturer in Biology, at NDNU since 2000
BS, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Natacha Shaw, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2009
BS, University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., Cornell University
Patti Syvertson, Lecturer in Natural Sciences, at NDNU since 2006
BS, Teaching Credential, MS, Humbolt State University
Isabelle G. Haithcox, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Natural Sciences
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