Biochemistry: Major


Biochemistry is the study of the complex chemical processes that take place within all living organisms. An understanding of biochemistry will lead to greater advances in everything from medicine to agriculture, and your education as a biochemistry major will be critical in making our world a healthier, cleaner and safer place to live.

Why Southern Virginia

Southern Virginia’s small class sizes will give you the opportunity to have frequent one-on-one discussions with your biochemistry professors. This kind of personalized approach will give you help when you face a difficult theory, or even allow you to test out your own ideas with your professor. As a Southern Virginia biochemistry major, you’ll be better prepared for further studies and research in medical school, graduate school, or wherever else biochemistry takes you.

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Faculty Contacts:

  • Roger Johnson, Ph.D. – Program Coordinator
  • Barbara van Kuiken, Ph.D.