Our teaching philosophy
Our biochemistry and biophysics faculty strive to build inclusive classroom environments in which students learn to think critically about the molecular life sciences. Our departmental mission emphasizes that our research and study of biochemistry is centered on the benefit for all and we apply these principles to support the holistic development of our undergraduate scientists. We design our curriculum to promote critical thinking and the application of knowledge in research-project-centered laboratory courses that focus on cutting-edge research. Our curriculum includes courses that focus on science self-identity and science communication to promote well-rounded science citizens. Our goal is to offer students a strong foundation in biochemistry in a curriculum that is also flexible to support students in a variety of science-related careers, including wet lab research, clinical laboratory science, computational biology, healthcare, education and science policy. We strive to provide students with the confidence and skills to pursue the next steps in their life journey.