Whether students want to measure DNA concentrate, freeze samples in liquid nitrogen or learn how to use the radioisotope lab, JBU’s biochemistry majors have the resources available to do all this and more.
Students are given regular opportunities to develop their laboratory skills through both class assignments and research opportunities with faculty. Faculty conduct their own research, which means students assisting professors have the opportunity to be part of and contribute to cutting edge technology, research and ideas.
Some of the most current technology has been made available to students and faculty for use in research. An aquarium, a greenhouse, radioisotope lab, tissue culture lab, research lab, anatomy and physiology lab, and other state-of-the-art equipment are available for undergraduate research and student use.
Courses cover topics like general, organic and biochemistry, nanotechnology, analytic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and other topics that provide a solid foundation for graduate studies. Students are challenged to make practical use of their knowledge through service learning projects that allow students to help the community using their knowledge of chemistry. Graduating students are thoroughly prepared for a career in their chosen field or graduate study.