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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Life, at its most fundamental level, consists of chemical processes. At Linfield, biochemistry and molecular biology majors learn how to apply their understanding of the interplay of energy, atoms and molecules to the intricate processes occurring within living cells. You will study within the core sciences of biology and chemistry and will pursue specialized research topics with expert faculty. Many students continue on to further graduate study, to research positions or to medical school.

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As a biochemistry and molecular biology major at Linfield

you might take:

Genetics: a 20th Century Science

Examine the changing concept of the gene from 1900 to the present, and the future of molecular biology. (BIOL 104)


Learn how biological substances interact in living systems: chemical and physical properties, relationships, and pathways. (CHEM 440)

Molecular Cell Biology

Study the molecular mechanisms of fundamental biological processes as they apply to processes like immune response and cancer. (BIOL 400)

Studying biochemistry and molecular biology at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding for the fundamentals of chemistry and biology and the key principles of biochemistry and molecular biology.

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  • Obtain, evaluate and use information from the scientific literature.

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  • Dissect a question into its key features, design experiments and interpret results (both quantitatively and qualitatively).

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  • Think in an integrated manner and look at questions from different perspectives.

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  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to both scientific and non-scientific communities.

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Intern in all areas of biochemistry and molecular biology

Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where biochemistry and molecular biology majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:

  • Voda Integrative Medical Clinic
  • Child & Family Health International, Ecuador

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Megan Bestwick
Megan Bestwick
Associate Professor
Murdock Hall