Biochemistry | Major

Biochemistry is the application of chemistry to the study of biological processes at the cellular and molecular level.


About the Biochemistry Major

As a Southern Virginia biochemistry major, one-on-one interactions and small classroom sizes allow your professors and academic advisors to go beyond the classroom and guide your academic experience to better prepare you for further studies and research. This includes the opportunity to join the student-led Pre-health Professionals Association (PHPA) on campus and participate in RAM Clinic trips. As a Southern Virginia biochemistry major you will recieve:

  • Invaluable hands-on experiences
  • Work opportunities with various healthcare professions
  • Networking with medical or dental school representatives
  • Personalized preparation for the American Chemical Society (ACS) biochemistry exam

Even more, this tailored education enables professors to provide personalized advising and letters of recommendation for medical school, graduate school, or wherever else biochemistry takes you.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply major principles of biochemistry.
  • Understand, evaluate, and communicate scientific experiments.
  • Demonstrate laboratory skills.

Getting Started in the Biochemistry Major

  1. Enroll

    Begin by taking General Biology (BIO 201/202) and General Chemistry (CHE 201/202) in your first or second year

  2. Contact Your Advisor

    Get in touch with Professor Roger Johnson to discuss your interests and goals

  3. Declare

    Turn in a completed Declare Major form to the Registrar’s Office

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